Wine of the Day February 21, 2015

2013ColinMoreyStAubinLeBanc2013 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, Saint-Aubin “Le Banc” white Burgundy, France.
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey is without question on a roll, in the last 5 vintages, almost every wine he has put out has been fantastic, and this Saint-Aubin Le Banc joins the list. The house style influences each impressive offering, and each, while distinct, are remarkably similar, precise, expressive and pleasing, these Chardonnays are stunning and wildly delicious. The 2013 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey starts with white flowers, matchstick, kiwi and lime before expanding on the palate to reveal stony mineral, lemon, peach and apple along with clove, clarified creme, golden fig and persimmon. the greenish/golden hue is pale in the glass, but really catches the light and the body and texture are just as gorgeous, all in all for such a young wine there is loads of character and charm, this wine has a magnetic personality and shows a supple and graceful allure, it is very hard to resist. There are only a few Chardonnays for which I must own, and this is one of them, especially for the price, I can’t afford Raveneau, Coche or many other great Burgundies these days, so when I can get my hands on these Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chardonnays I do so, and this wine wasn’t just a sample tasted, this was me rushing home to drink a much coveted bottle! The 2013 vintage is not far off 2010 or 2012 in quality from what I can taste, this bottle was labeled 12.8% alcohol, and it feels plenty rich, succulent, lively acidity and has nice density, my best guess would be, drink from 2016 to 2022.
($48 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive