Santenay "Les Hâtes" 2006, René Lequin-Colin

Louis Lequin is a good producer in Santenay with a large portfolio of wines reaching up to Corton-Charlemagne and I presume this Lequin-Colin chap is related. He may well be related to one of the many members of the Colin clan in Chassagne. Although it is Auxey where, dare I say it, in-breeding reaches its apogee. This Santenay blanc from the very good white vintage of 2006 has a rich, satin yellow colour. Butter, cinnamon, cooked oranges and sap on the nose suggesting a moderate dose of new oak or at least 12 months in 1 year old barrels. Something intriguing about the wine from its potency. Quite a blockbuster on the palate - thick lemon, buttered pastry with an well-designed oak vanilla finish. Powerful rather than elegant. More tasting notes to come from this reliable domaine.


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