Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne Montrachet "Clos Saint-Jean" Premier Cru 2017 (Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France) - [WA 94] [BH 92] [VM 89-91]

Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne Montrachet "Clos Saint-Jean" Premier Cru 2017
(Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France) - [WA 94] [BH 92] [VM 89-91]


Regular price $175.00 Sale price $119.97 Save $55.03
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Notes from the Winemaker:
This parcel is located at the top of the slope west of the village, next to a large limestone quarry. This wine shows a lovely, youthful purity and vivid fruit expression with a crisp underlying tension.

Ratings & Reviews


94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jean is one of the highlights of the Niellon portfolio this year, unwinding in the glass with notes of pear, lemon, toast, nutmeg and subtle smoke. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny and concentrated, with terrific depth, racy acids and a long, stony finish. 1992 was the first vintage for these vines, Niellon's holdings here having previously been planted entirely to Pinot Noir, and they are clearly hitting their stride today: it's the finest white Clos Saint-Jean I've tasted from this domaine." - William Kelley(4th Jan 2019)

92 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"A gentle touch of wood sets off aromas of green fruit, citrus, petrol and a similar whiff of soft floral nuances. There is both good volume and richness to the middle weight flavors that also exude a subtle minerality on the focused, intense and impressively lengthy finish. This isn't quite as complex as the Verges but it's still excellent." - (Jun 10, 2019)

89-91 Points - Vinous Media:
"Bright, light yellow. More crushed rock and menthol than primary fruit on the nose today. A step up from the Champgains in tension on the palate, showing good citrus lift and mineral intensity. Here the acidity is fresh but less spiky, giving the wine a shapely quality. Finishes with a note of lemon peel. Very good potential here. (these vines on shallow, rocky soil were harvested with potential alcohol of just 12.3% owing to a blockage of maturity)" Stephen Tanzer - (Sep 2018)