Philippe Colin La Maltroie 1er Cru 2019 versus Philippe Colin En Remilly 1er Cru 2019
24 July 2021
I have previously reported La Maltroie here. While En Remilly was the top 1er Cru as it has the advantage of having a plot right next to Chevalier Montrachet, a very premium location. En Remilly 2019 has this prominent orange zest bouquet which was not quite typical of this plot, and the strange thing is that it also tastes like orange juice on the palate, it’s certainly quite a different En Remilly that I know of. Today’s La Maltroie performance changed my opinion about this plot, it was a strong contender to En Remilly, it may not have the bite of acidity of En Remilly, but the overall balance of La Maltroie was truly stunning, making it just a very close step right behind En Remilly. I later found out that they aged the wines in French oak barrels (25% new, combination of 228L and 450L), the oak is hardly detectable, very subdued, it tasted like it has only gone through malolactic fermentation.