Sunday, April 6, 2014

Philippe Colin Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru Chenevottes 2010

Date of Tasting: 7 January2014
Wine Type: White
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 13.5%
Origin: Burgundy, France
Appellation: Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
Expect to Pay: ~ THB2,500 - 4,000
Web: n.a.
Chubby Score: 94/100
Value for money: 7/10
Professional Rating: WS - 91/100, ST 93/100, JR - 16.5/20

Appearance: straw yellow
Aroma: citrus blossom, pear and apple, toasty hazelnuts and spices
Palate: medium weight with classic dryness. mineral forward rather than citrus fruit. complexity with layers of palates. integrated and fine acidity. lingering and long finish with floral perfume.

A future it lies at an affordable price. This is so enjoyable at the young age and shall be delightful until the end of this decade. I like the way acidity balance with layers of spices and elements, and not overwhelmed by fruit palate. The concentration as well as aromas are there. A classy white Burgundy that is worth an experience. Personally, the toasty hazelnuts aroma was a charming dimension when sniffing. Love it.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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