2017 Trezin Domaine Joseph Colin
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Trezin always makes for a mineral Puligny, and this is no exception, taut and fine, zippy even, with a lick of limestone. Joseph says that it always makes a wine like this, bursting with brightness, but that if picked later to try to get more flesh, the acidity can go and it becomes heavy. Like this, it is floral fresh, a nice light touch with bright length. Chewable mineral and a feel of polished stones on the end. Drinking range: 2019 - 2026 L&S (Sep 2018)
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From a parcel that ripens more slowly than that retained by Domaine Marc Colin, Joseph Colin's 2017 Puligny-Montrachet Le Trézin offers up aromas of crisp white peach, lemon and white flowers, followed by a medium-bodied, tangy and incisive palate, with excellent intensity and a long, mineral finish. Drinking range: 2018 - 2028 Rating: 90-90 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Jan 2019)
The 2017 Puligny-Montrachet Le Trézin has an obvious tang of licorice on the nose, though this does not occlude the citrus fruit or mineralité. The well-balanced palate features lemon zest, white pepper and a touch of smoke on the entry, and displays impressive tension. Quite linear toward the finish, but you might be surprised just how persistent this is, given that it is a village cru – albeit a bloody good one. Drinking range: 2020 - 2035 Rating: 92 Neal Martin, vinous.com(Jan 2019)
Domaine Joseph Colin
Joseph Colin is one of the four children of Marc Colin (the others being Pierre-Yves, Damien and Caroline), who had a large domaine with vines in Saint Aubin, Santenay, Chassagne and Puligny. Pierre-Yves left the family domaine in 2005 and since then Joseph was an important member of the team there. Now he has decided to leave, making a token 1800 or so bottles in 2016, before starting in earnest with 2017, with seven hectares of vines, from which he makes an astonishing nineteen different cuvées.
Most of the vines he has in Saint Aubin are young, but by limiting bunches to six or seven per vine, he manages to control the yields. With plenty of time to learn his craft at Domaine Marc Colin, he has developed into a confident winemaker. He experimented with sulphur levels in the wines at the family domaine, so coming to his current view that the wines should be left the longest time possible without added S02, perhaps adding some at racking, but if he feels there's still enough C02 after racking, he will not even add any at that stage, so as to develop 'wine at its purest', but he is keen to say also that he has no standard recipe - he will adapt to each wine. In 2017 he used no S02 until just before bottling, but if there's some botrytis, for example, he will add it earlier.
Joseph is a very bright new prospect for lovers of precise, pure white Burgundies with fresh acidity for crystalline definition.
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