2019 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault Charmes 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.
An elegant, airy and very fresh nose is comprised by essence of acacia blossom, pear, apple and anise along with a hint of mineral reduction. There is more volume to the minerally and sophisticated medium-bodied flavors that conclude in a citrus-tinged finale that offers excellent depth and persistence. This is a Charmes of punch and finesse. Drink 2029+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The latest rendition of one of Colin's longest-standing cuvées is the 2019 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes, a lovely wine that exhibits scents of lemon zest, orange oil, fresh peach, pear, white flowers and buttered toast. Medium to full-bodied, layered and broad-shouldered, it's deep and lively, with fine concentration, chalky structuring extract and a mineral finish.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
3 x 350l barrels were made from the Genevrières side of the vineyard, picked on 7th September at 14.3% alcohol. Glowing almost dayglow lemon and lime. A bundle of energy here, very sensual, partly because there is still a final bit of sugar to finish at the moment. Hard to judge accurately yet, so my rating is cautious.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy