Chevenottes is at the edge of Chassagne-Montrachet, bordering the vineyards of Saint-Aubin and is right below the crus Les Vergers and Les Chaumees. The vines here range from 45-80 years old and are planted on dense clay soils that is the source of the wine's power and spice. Philippe carries the renown Colin name and produces balanced classic White Burgundies with outstanding expression. The Chenevottes is an excellent example of his work and is perfect for the White Burgundy drinker but could also please the California drinker with its inherent richness.
Decanter (Tim Atkin) 94 points! "This is one of the richer and more powerful whites in Philippe Colin's lineup of Chassagne premiers crus, but it's a richness that's well balanced by minerality and stylishly handled struck-match reduction. The wood is spicy and aromatic, while the fruit flavours marry quince, pear and some citrus zest."
Wine Advocate (William Kelley) 93 points! "The 2017 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru les Chenevottes reveals aromas of mandarin, honeycomb and spiced peaches, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and broad-shouldered palate, its generous attack contrasting with its stony, precise finish. Colin owns a sizable proportion of old vines in this premier cru and it's one of the definite successes in the range."