Domaine Philippe Colin Chassagne Montrachet Clos Saint Jean 2015
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The Clos Saint Jean vineyard is situated south of the premier cru Les Chaumées vineyard. 25-year-old vines are trained in the Single Guyot method and set in soils of clay and limestone. The vineyards are farmed sustainably, following la lutte raisonnée (the practice of using less chemicals, less often, less aggressively than conventional growers), with rigorous plowing and minimal use of chemical sprays.
The 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jean was showing just a slight reduction on the nose, however, I discerned a little more mineralité and terroir expression here compared to the Chassagne Chaumées. The palate is well balanced with fine acidity in the context of the vintage, not an inherently complex Chassagne but pretty and nuanced. Well made (as usual), it should peak around 4-5 years after bottling and drink for several years after that.
Score: 90-92, Neal Martin, December 2016
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