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8 notes
2001 Colin-Deléger, St.Aubin Les CharmoisAug. 2007
Wide, just a little tight yet waxy with some pleasing depth and and a twist of citrus. The palate is plush yet at the same time reasonably mineral; it expands and expands in the mouth with a waxy, concentrated texture and length that has a faint impression of coconut but for all that seems fine. It’s not a cheap example of St.Aubin, but on this hot evening it’s certainly an impressive one; it’s open and very tasty. It actually followed a bottle of Jadot’s 2005 bourgogne chardonnay, and despite the quality of that wine, this is a major quality advancement.
1999 Colin-Deléger, Chassagne-Montrachet En RemillyNov. 2005
More of a reflection than a tasting note as I wrote this a couple of days later. This followed both of the village Chassagnes from Niellon. The density appeared no more than the two villages wines, the nose showing higher tones and more complexity. Where this wine really differed was the delivery – really lovely acidity and a silky palate combining to give a real extra dimension on the finish. Understated, but very classy.
1995 Colin-Deléger, Chassagne-Montrachet Les ChaumesNov. 2004
A waxy, honied nose – quite interesting. The mouthfeel is really silky – nice wine. Good acidity and finish, delivered in a a very clean and tasty way but very understated too. Very good.
1997 Colin-Deléger, MeursaultNov. 2003
Had one of these earlier in the year that was a little oxidised, this seemed better. Golden colour. The nose has a little residual oak and a slughtly nutty note that underpins sweet melon. The palate is fat and rich – a little exotic perhaps – certainly covers the ample acidity. An interesting and long finish too. A wine I enjoyed – obviously some bottle variation around though
2001 Colin-Deléger, Chassagne-Montrachet Les ChauméesMar. 2003
Pale yellow. Understated nose with some oak. Sweeter palate than the ‘En Remilly’. Again an interesting finish. Again good wine.
2001 Colin-Deléger, Chassagne-Montrachet En RemillyMar. 2003
Pale yellow. Again an understated nose. There’s good acidity and another wine that finishes with a burst. Good
1997 Colin-Deléger, MeursaultFeb. 2003
Deeper colour. For me just a hint of oxidation on the nose. The palate is fat and rich, in fact rich enough to do a good job of hiding the good acidity. A long finish too. The palate is better than the disappointing nose, but still a pretty good wine.
1999 Colin-Deléger, Meursault Les CorbinFeb. 2003
Nicely integrated oak on the nose. The palate is quite sweet and again the extract does a good job of hiding the acidity. Not as long as the previous wines. For me, pretty good only.
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