2021 Joseph Colin Saint-Aubin La Chateniere 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.
Here the equally restrained nose is dominated by a smoky petrol character along with background citrus nuances. There is slightly better volume and mid-palate density to the delicious middleweight flavors that possess a lovely texture and evident minerality on the very dry and lingering but not really austere finale. Lovely. Drink through 2028+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Clear pale lemon. An impression of density on the nose. This is much the most complete as it combines the extra fruit intensity of Champlots with more of a limestone minerality, so fleshy and fresh together. Very tasty! Drink from 2025-2028.
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy