Domaine Collin

Ulysse Collin

Les Pierrières Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2017

2017 base, 48 mois is still a baby. Very enjoyable but so much more to offer with some more bottle age, I’m sure. Best after 2 hours open. — 14 days ago

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des Hospices Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2018

I can reliably be counted on to like Moulin-a-Vent the least, of all the Beaujolais crus. Usually I find them too tannic and astringent, and by the time that settles down, the Gamay fruit is gone. But . . . I like this one a lot. The tannins are nicely managed. Nose is quite complex, with underbrush, deep crumbly granite, and dark, plummy Gamay fruit. Almost a little animal note. In the mouth, it’s rich and minerally. Acids are a bit low (‘18 was hot!), but the balance is nice right now. Finish is long, with some very soft tannin making itself known at the tail end. Nice! — 4 months ago

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Ulysse Collin

Extra Brut Le Jardin d'Ulysse Pinot Noir Blend 2016

The second edition of Jardin d'Ulysse which is aged 60 months on the lees has turned out brilliantly, a taut, tensile and racy rendition, showing incredible purity and elegance in its fruit expression. It’s simultaneously silky and rich, with floral, spice and citrus inflicted aromatics and a chalky mineral core. The palate is chiseled, full bodied, satiny and ultra concentrated and with a structure built to age. This definitely seems to be the bottling to tuck away, but already stunning. — 3 months ago

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Francois Plouzeau

Le Chenin De La Collin Chenin Blanc 2019


juicy, concentrated, and clean. — 9 months ago

Ulysse Collin

Les Pierrieres Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Champagne Chardonnay 2012

2012 base. Oxidative but acid was working overtime. Has plenty of time. Love these wines… — 2 months ago

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Charles Collin

Classique Brut Champagne

Безумные элегантные грибы — 3 months ago

Ulysse Collin

Les Maillons Rosé de Saignee Extra Brut Champagne Pinot Noir

2019 Disgorgement; another stunning performance, such a singular and vinous wine. Minute bubbles, coats the palate with the signature strawberry balanced by acid. Felt like this benefitted from a few years post disgorgement - just a shame I only have a handful of bottles left! — 4 months ago

Ulysse Collin

Les Roises Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Champagne Chardonnay 2015

60mois bottling. Sparkling Montrachet? 😅 Les Roises, coming from the oldest vines in the UC lineup with 2015 being the base vintage here is just about as good as it gets in a wine that sparkles. Simply complete. South facing and thus quicker to evolve, it explodes from the glass with intensity you just don’t get from Champagne outside of the ultra elite like that of UC and Selosse. Yields are lower than Enfers, but the vines are close to 20 years older.

Such is shown in its elaborate aromatic complexity already, flaunting deep layers of powerful and ripe orchard fruit, citrus oils, kouign amann pastry, white flowers and roasted nuts. The palate is immensely concentrated with impeccable energy and precision in its delivery which leads to its long chalky mineral and saline inflicted finale which just keeps going. These wines have really taken off in recent times, and as a consumer I’d like no one to know but that ship as sailed. This is as good as it gets in Champagne.
— 9 months ago

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Shay A

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I have mixed feelings over these wines. 3-4yrs ago, I could get them all around $100 (which was an insane value). I love that they are being more widely recognized, but I’m sad at the lack of availability at retail due to UC’s request.
Lee Pitofsky

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@Shay A Yes, you’re definitely not wrong about that. UC wants the wines drunk pretty much exclusively from only the lists of the best of the best of restaurants now. But I do believe the winemaking is significantly improved from the days where some of the bottlings were offered places even BTG. Recent disgorgements are really on another level. But ultimately it’s simply where the market is nowadays for the best of the best. Gotta find that next one now!
Shay A

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@Lee Pitofsky : Agreed. If you find “that next one” let me know! I’m always on the hunt!