Last night, amidst a bevy of excellent wines including the '68 Conterno Monfortino, I managed to focus on this one enough to have some words.
First '10 PYCM for me.
2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Baudines- France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru (10/16/2012)
It was actually quite tight and not giving much at first. Decanted a bit. Honey and slate. Some oak and a rather rich, but one dimensional texture in the mouth right now. I wanted more acid initially, but that could have been due to this following the tight and lively bubbles of the 2005 Cedric Bouchard. There’s a nice dryness here and some citrus fruit and acid show in time. The revisit taste (Rowdystyle) later in the night after 3 hours in decanter was the best taste. Young, but poised to be really special down the road a bit.
Thanks for the note on this; I had a similar experience with the Champs Gains in that it really needed some time in the decanter to open up, but once it did, it was wonderful; if you are looking for more acid, the 2010 Meursault Genevrieres is rockin good; would love to hear more about how the '68 Conterno showed, hopefully that was a great experience.
Thanks Henry. The Conterno was very Burgundian to me, that’s what I’d say having drank more aged Burgundy than Barolo.
There’s that point were well-aged wines being to show the same characteristics after 40 years and that was the case here.
Delicate, yet intense,leathery, with a decent bit of acid. It was a treat.