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2015 Marc Colin Chassagne Montrachet ‘les Encegnieres’


2015 Marc Colin Chassagne Montrachet ‘les Encegnieres’

On Sale: $84.94 (was: $99.94)*

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"Okay, I'm going to say it. Shoot me if I'm wrong. Domaine Marc Colin are currently making some of the greatest whites in Burgundy." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

We’ve been all in on the extraordinary Domaine Marc Colin lately, as they are currently making “some of the greatest whites in Burgundy” under the stewardship of Damiene and Caroline Colin. So we were doubly excited to not only secure some of their village ‘Les Encegnieres’ Chassagne-Montrachet, but from the 2015 vintage as well. This single vineyard sits right below the grand cru Bâtard-Montrachet, and in the hands of the Colin family, it is “punching at premiere cru quality” (Wine Advocate). This exceptional little village cru is a stunning wine from this highly esteemed producer, and you won’t find the 2015 anywhere else!

Marc Colin’s four children have effectively conquered the Cote de Beaune, with Pierre-Yves (of PYCM) making a name for himself as a cult negociant, and brother Joseph recently going solo as well. That means the family winery has fallen to the youngest siblings Damien and Caroline. They are clearly living up to the family name, with Neal Martin calling Damien “one of the best winemakers in the Côte de Beaune.” Compared to his older brothers (who both held the reins at one point), Damien has returned to the more restrained style of his father, with earlier harvests and relatively modest new oak (only 20% in this cuvee). That approach was essential in the warmer, drier 2015 season. This 2015 should be at a wonderful place in its evolution, and is a rare chance to try this lieu-dit from Domaine Marc Colin. Cheers!

90-92 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: "It offers quite a complex array of scents: citrus peel, oyster shell, wet granite and a subtle fumé-like aroma. It seemed relatively mercurial in the glass compared to its peers. The palate is very well balanced with fine acidity, good body and depth here with fine tension and energy displayed on the finish. This should become a very satisfying Chassagne-Montrachet punching at premier cru quality." – Neal Martin

*Offer publication date April 7, 2022. Pricing and availability subject to change.