Grapelive Wine of the Week
By Kerry Winslow
2009 Domaine Pierre Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin “Les Combes” Premier Cru White Burgundy.
I will be honest with you, if I tasted this wine blind I could easily believe this was a top Puligny or Meursault, in fact I might even guess even better, that is how freaking good this wine is. I had heard all the buzz about this rising star, Pierre Yves Colin-Morey, so I had high, I mean sky high expectations of his wines, and I can tell you, yes he is the real deal, without question, this guy is fantastic and his wines sublime. This 2009 Saint-Aubin “Les Combes” Premier is sublime with citrus flowers, lemon curd, golden apples, pear and figs plus hazelnuts, sweet smoke, wet stones and clove spices. There is a tropical streak and I found a touch of Pineapple and brioche as well, making for a complex and beautiful wine that is round and lengthy. This wine is a wonderful expression of Chardonnay that reminds me of Luc Morlet’s (Peter Michael & Morlet Family) style of wines with the balance and richness, but remains a true terroir driven Burgundy. I am convinced this Domaine is one of the best for white Burgundy to come along in a long time, I suggest you find some now, and I hear the 2010 is even better, so we have a lot to look forward to. I’m totally blown away, this guy is fantastic and the wines are stunning.
($45 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive
Available at www.sfwtc.com ($37)