Michel-Niellon-Chassagne-Montrachet-Chaumees-2017

Michel Niellon, Chassagne Montrachet ''Chaumees'', 2017

“The 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière was marked by a light touch of reduction, with leesy top notes of nutmeg and bread dough mingling with its bouquet of orchard fruit, confit lemon and toasted nuts. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, satiny and expansive, with the broadest shoulders and the most mid-palate amplitude of any premier cru in the range, balanced by juicy acids and concluding with a taut finish that I suspect is slightly shorted by the wine’s youthful reduction. Experience suggests that the only missing ingredient is a couple years of bottle age.”
- William Kelley, Wine Advocate (94+ points)

“Bright light-medium yellow. Slightly reduced aromas of lemon, lime, menthol, white pepper and herbs. Then surprisingly smooth in the middle palate, showing good intensity to its flavors of pear, peach and menthol. A hint of finishing bitterness gives this wine a youthfully disjointed quality. (picked at 12.6% potential alcohol and chaptalized to 13.2%)”
- Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (88-90 points)

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D6401
Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: White
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Winery: Michel Niellon
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$169.95
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$2,039.40
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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D6401
Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: White
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Winery: Michel Niellon

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“The 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière was marked by a light touch of reduction, with leesy top notes of nutmeg and bread dough mingling with its bouquet of orchard fruit, confit lemon and toasted nuts. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, satiny and expansive, with the broadest shoulders and the most mid-palate amplitude of any premier cru in the range, balanced by juicy acids and concluding with a taut finish that I suspect is slightly shorted by the wine’s youthful reduction. Experience suggests that the only missing ingredient is a couple years of bottle age.”
- William Kelley, Wine Advocate (94+ points)

“Bright light-medium yellow. Slightly reduced aromas of lemon, lime, menthol, white pepper and herbs. Then surprisingly smooth in the middle palate, showing good intensity to its flavors of pear, peach and menthol. A hint of finishing bitterness gives this wine a youthfully disjointed quality. (picked at 12.6% potential alcohol and chaptalized to 13.2%)”
- Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (88-90 points)