Domaine Michel Colin-Deléger et Fils, Chassagne-Montrachet En Remilly 1er Cru 1999

Colin-Deleger Remilly 1999

A medium yellow-gold color.  Even at ten years old, this wine was still backward, reductive and obsidian-like.  More refined now, the lattice of minerality shows: slightly floral white and yellow orchard fruit, narcissus, crushed stone.  Silken, layered concentration on the palate that builds and builds:  asian pear, apple tart, cold nut butter.  This really took off after about a half hour, the texture fleshing out, becoming more defined and expanding on the finish.  Grips like a Vulcan and finishes in crescendo. Complex and multi-dimensional with a vitamin-pill intensity.  A very fine bottle.  Now – 2015.  The Colin-Deléger Chassagne-Montrachet Chenevottes ’99 we compared it with was plump and attractive but got bullied by its sibling on this night.

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