Background Information

This is a spin-off of Colin-Deleger, where Michel Colin divided most of his vineyard holdings between his two sons, Bruno and Phillipe.
  • In vintage 2004: Bruno states that he follows most of his father's techniques except that "he may stir the the lees a bit longer in the spring." [Ed Note by Don Cornwell--Colin-Deleger was already one of the estates with major problems in terms of premature oxidation and anecdotally was a relatively low S02 user as well as one of the longest lees stirrers in vintage 2000. So this statement is anything but a good sign in my view.]
  • In vintage 2005: M/L's completed in January-February, but stirred the lees until early May; free SO2 level increased to 40 ppm beginning this vintage
  • In vintage 2010: Currently bottling at 35 pmm free SO2.


Wines


2004

  • Chassagne-Montrachet la Maltroie (November 2013) - Had this from magnum at a friends. Very nice wine. Not at all oxidized. Fairly young color for a 2004 (Howard Cooper)

2005

  • Puligny-Montrachet La Truffieres (1st bottle 12/2009, 2nd bottle 01/2011): Purchased from reputable retailer in Vancouver. Both oxidised, 2nd undrinkable. [Peter Skarsgard]
  • Chassagne-Montrachet Les chaumèes (February 2011). Not oxidised. Very much in its juvenile phase. [Jorfra]
  • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Morgeot (December 31, 2014). Purchased from reputable retailer and stored in wine fridge. Oxidized and undrinkable. [Jbeeby]

2006

  • Chassagne-Montrachet En Remilly (June 2012): advanced but not fully oxidized [droch]

2008

  • Chassange-Montrachet Les Vergers (April 2015): Case from reputable retailer and stored in walk-in cellar at 55-57o since purchased. First bottle was fully oxidized and undrinkable. Second bottle shows advanced oxidation but still drinkable.

2010
  • Chassagne-Montrachet Blanchot Dessus (December 2016): Not oxized [C. Jang]
  • Puligny-Montrachet La Truffieres (November 2015): young to mature; not oxidized [Howard Cooper]

2011

  • Chassagne-Montrachet Boudriotte (Feb 2017): fine [Adrian Latimer]