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2012 and 2011 Marc Colin, La Combe, Bourgogne Blanc


The domaine of Marc Colin was founded in the late 1970s and is run today by his three children.   The domaine has over 19 hectares of vines distributed across 26 different vineyards.  The fruit for the entry level La Combe is sourced from parcels located next to Chassagne-Montrachet.  This means there is good fruit for just a Bourgogne blanc. The 2012 Marc Colin et Ses Fils, La Combe, Bourgogne Blanc was my hands down favorite.  This wine still needs further time to integrate and develop but the balance of ripe lemon flavors and lively acidity is spot on.  The 2011 Marc Colin et Ses Fils, La Combe, Bourgogne Blanc was a less ripe, smaller sort of wine.  I recommend you spend the extra $5 to get the 2012 vintage.  These wines were purchased at MacArthur Beverages.

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2012 Marc Colin et Ses Fils, La Combe, Bourgogne Blanc – $20
Imported by MacArthur Beverages.  This wine is 100% Chardonnay sourced from vines planted in 1972 and 1998 on clay soils in Puligny-Montrachet.  The wine was raised for 10 months in oak barrels.  Alcohol 12%.  The nose revealed sweeter notes of tropical fruit with a hint of toast.  The acidity was lively showing better integration with the flavors.  There was an enjoyable flavor of ripe, yellow lemons in the finish.  **(*) Now-2019.

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2011 Marc Colin et Ses Fils, La Combe, Bourgogne Blanc – $15
Imported by MacArthur Beverages. This wine is 100% Chardonnay sourced from vines planted in 1972 and 1998 on clay soils in Puligny-Montrachet.  The wine was raised for 10 months in oak barrels.  Alcohol 12%.  The color was a very light yellow straw.  The nose was slightly stink at first, perhaps sulphur, but this blew off.  In the mouth were rounded green apple flavors, good midpalate acidity before a puckering finish.  The texture came in the form of citric pithe tannin on the gums.  The flavors were simpler but mixed with some spices in the aftertaste.  ** Now-2015.

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