2019 Joseph Colin Saint-Aubin Sur le Sentier du Clou Premier Cru
Joseph Colin initially trained at Domaine Marc Colin, working alongside his brother, Pierre-Yves, to make the family wines. In 2016, Joseph decided to create his own Domaine, and, subsequently, inherited just over six hectares of vineyards from his family holdings, representing about nineteen different appellations, to start his exciting new venture. Keeping yields low, Joseph picks on the early side to retain an unmistakable purity and freshness in his wines. He likes the tension and vibrancy in his whites, and feels it is a signature of his output. Purity is a word that Joseph particularly associates with his wines, since he doesn't like heavy handed or reductive and oaky wines, but rather he allows the different terroirs to shine through truly in the glass. The wines display a tense and vibrant profile, championing minerality and finesse yet there is a comforting richness in the mid-palate.
Mingling scents of citrus zest and white flowers with hints of green apple, peach and blanched almonds, the 2019 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Le Sentier du Clou is medium-bodied, bright and chiseled, with tangy acids and an elegantly fleshy core of fruit. Drink 2020 - 2033.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
Joseph likes to pick this first. This site gets the sun earlier, and indeed the bouquet is more perfumed, with just a little touch of beneficial reduction. Joseph aims to keep all the CO2 gas, which is adding a nice little tingle. Enough flesh behind, very well balanced, a fuller white fruit to finish.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy