2010 was an exceptional year for Pierre Yves Colin Morey, with Antonio Galloni proclaiming in The Wine Advocate 'Fans of this small, but increasingly high profile address will want to flock to these wines.' An intense and layered expression of this iconic Meursault premier cru. Certainly, one that has benefited from 10+ years in bottle. We purchased this wine from a collector who has been expertly cellaring it since purchasing en primeur.
Things get even better with the majestic 2010 Meursault Genevrieres. Initially rather buttoned up, the wine really only opens up on the mid-palate, where endless layers of explosive fruit emerge with no end. This is an intensely pointed, chiseled wine endowed with tons of richness and power. Hints of slate, crushed rocks and citrus are woven together on the pointed, utterly brilliant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014+.
Pierre-Yves Colin and Caroline Morey follow their stunning 2009s with an equally compelling set of 2010s. The 2010s have deep site-specific signatures, rich fruit and plenty of acidity. Fans of this small, but increasingly high profile address will want to flock to these wines. Pierre Yves Colin started picking on September 22. Yields were down just 5-10%, which is pretty remarkable considering the vintage. It was a difficult vintage in the cellar, as malos were late and slow. When I visited last June, virtually all of the wines were still finishing their malos. With the exception of the St. Aubins, the 2010s spent about 18 months in barrel. The St. Aubins were bottled in November 2011. All of the other 2010s were bottled in April 2012. The 2011s, which I tasted from barrel, are very promising, so there is a lot to look forward to.