2019 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne Montrachet Les Baudines Premier Cru
After leaving his family domaine in 2005, Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey has established himself as one of the rising stars of Burgundy. Pierre-Yves has built a strong reputation for crafting exquisite white Burgundy that display energy and vitality. The white wines are whole bunch pressed, fermented with natural yeasts, aged on lees for up to 18 months in mostly in 350 litre barrels with no lees stirring and no filtration. The corks used come from one tiny supplier and are extra long and extra wide (55mm x 25mm) for the village, 1er cru and Grand cru wines and are untreated with no paraffin and the bottles are then sealed with soft wax to ensure no problems with premature oxidation. The resulting wines are built to age classically up to 10 years or more.
Smoky aromas feature those of tangerine peel, lemon-lime, passion fruit, cool apple and attractive spice nuances. There is impressive density to the focused and intense middle weight flavors that flash plenty of minerality on the sleek, detailed and similar youthfully austere finale. This is a bit different from how the Colin-Morey Baudines usually shows in that the 2019 version is notably bigger though at the expense of not quite the same finesse. Either way, it's impressive. Drink 2029+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Exhibiting aromas of crisp yellow orchard fruit, buttery pastry, white flowers and toasted almonds, the 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Baudines is medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive, with an elegantly textural attack that segues into an ample and enveloping core, underpinned by tangy acids. This is another success.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
Purchased fruit, but picked by Pierre-Yves on the date of his choosing, 10th September at 14%. Lemon and lime colour, with a certain weight of fruit. Though noticeably ripe at first, a more chiselled aspect emerges behind and I rediscover the racy qualities of Baudines. Finishes really well.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy