2011 & 2012 Colin-Morey: Corton Charlemagne, Chassagne, Meursault, Puligny & St. Aubin

Posted by Ian McFadden

2011 & 2012 Colin-Morey:
Corton-Charlemagne, Chassagne,
Meursault, Puligny & St. Aubin

Colin-Morey's wines are very obviously some of the greatest White Burgundies that are being made anywhere, by anyone.

Pierre-Yves Colin's reputation has swelled over the past few years despite very modest quantities. People speak about Colin-Morey's wines in the same hushed way that they speak of Coche-Dury and Jean-Marc Roulot.

These are easily some of the most exciting White Burgundies that we taste each year.

Domaine Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Today, I'm happy to offer an extensive list of Colin-Morey from the 2011 and 2012 vintages at very, very sharp pricing.

I'm constantly on the prowl for Colin-Morey, picking up a case or two here and there, slowly but surely amassing a small collection. Once I hit a decent amount of wine I let an offer rip. It's typically only once a year and the quantities (despite all my searching) are always modest. Still, it's one of the offers that I get the most excited about.

Colin-Morey represents Chardonnay at its most intense, its most pure, its most integrated. These are crystalline expressions of citrus, flower, stone fruits and mineral with explosive complexity and rigorous detail.

It's a Friday in the summer and the quantities available are so small that I've had to limit the scope to Burgundy fanatics. If you're receiving this, you're probably well acquainted with just how good Colin-Morey is. I'll keep this short.

Before wrapping things up, I should provide a highlight or two. Pierre-Yves Colin offers some of the most compelling examples of Chassagne. The '12 Chenevottes drives home just how brilliantly he captures this village. Chenevottes boasts rich textures of peaches and other stone fruits along with herbs and flowers, all of which are drenched in minerals and backed by a sparkling acidity. Then, there's the Corton-Charlemagne, a wine the captures the grandeur of this site with a shocking, walk-on-tip-toes agility.

I should repeat that we only have modest quantities. Allocations are very likely. Please give us your ideal order and we'll do our best.

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits