2019 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Corton Charlemagne Grand 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.
An attractively fresh if much more reticent nose only grudgingly gives up its aromas of newly sliced green apple, lemon-lime, anise and again, discreet wood influence. There is fine density to the suave and powerful yet reasonably well-detailed larger-scaled flavors that also conclude in a citrusy, bone-dry and compact finale that is less austere than it usually is. While this does need to add depth, it should do that if allowed a few years of cellaring and it's built to reward a decade plus. Drink 2031+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Pierre-Yves Colin explained that he has lost his source in Pernand-Vergelesses, so his cuvée of 2019 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is derived entirely from climat Les Languettes in the commune of Aloxe-Corton—and is consequently two-thirds smaller than usual, as well as a touch more dramatic in personality. Offering up aromas of clear honey, citrus oil, fresh peach, pear and warm bread, it's full-bodied, layered and textural, with a deep, multidimensional core, lively acids and a long, expansive finish.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
From Les Languettes, still in barrel, neither racked nor sulphured. A light yellow-green in colour. Warm, but not too ripe fruit, from a cooler site here. This is more of a sensual than a stony Corton-but I do like the persistence of flavour at the finish.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy