Domaine Philippe Colin "Chevalier-Montrachet" Grand Cru 2012

Domaine Philippe Colin "Chevalier-Montrachet" Grand Cru 2012

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92 Points International Wine Cellar

Bright yellow.  Rather exotic nose offers scents of pineapple, peach, lime, licorice and lichee.  Large-scaled, rich and superconcentrated, conveying an impression of sweetness to its thick stone fruit and spice flavors.  Really pronounced sucrosite here for a wine that finished with less than one gram per liter of residual sugar.  At once plusher, richer and more refined than the Demoiselles, but in need of a few years in bottle to absorb some of its spicy oak.

91 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2012 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru comes from 0.24-hectares of vine planted in 1964. It has a fresh bouquet with apricot and orange blossom scents emerging from the glass. The palate has an attractive opening with lightly spiced honeyed fruit. Here, the acidity is nicely judged and it finishes with style, if not the profound complexity of a top Chevalier-Montrachet.