2019

Chassagne-Montrachet "Clos Saint-Jean"

Grand Cru

Domaine Michel Niellon

Description

2019 Chassagne-Montrachet "Clos Saint-Jean" 1er Cru AOC, Domaine Michel Niellon  

Decanter:
The domaine owns a bit more than a hectare here, in three parcels, with the white at the top of the slope. The fruit is lightly pressed before being run into cask for fermentation and the result is spectacular, with notes of lemon curd pie, fresh cream and white flowers on the nose, and a lively, exuberant texture on the palate. A tour de force. 

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
The 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jean is showing very well, opening in the glass with scents of crisp yellow orchard fruit, white flowers, marzipan and fresh peach. Medium-bodied, bright and tensile, its satiny attack segues into a deep, lively core, concluding with a chalky finish. It was with sadness that I learned of the passing of Michel Niellon while this report was going to press. He must have been content, however, to leave the domaine in such good hands, as his son-in-law, Michel Coutoux, is routinely producing wines of impressively consistent quality and style. 2019 is another fine success, delivering beautifully balanced wines with plenty of concentration and cut. As readers may remember, house fingerprint here is distinctive, with a touch of toasty oak from Saint-Romain's Tonnellerie Gillet marking each cuvée and the wines dependably distinguishing themselves with lovely texture and concentration. This is a domaine in fine form today, and as I've written before, readers who have fallen out of touch with the wines are advised to reacquaint themselves with this excellent producer. 

Product information

Category Wine
Color white
Taste Secco
Vintage 2019
Grape variety Chardonnay
Bottle size 0,75 l
Bottle cap Natural cork
Quality level Grand Cru
Origin Bourgogne (FR)
Alcoholic content 13% vol
Contains sulfites Yes
CHF 88.00 CHF 117.33/Liter
incl. VAT (Plus shipping costs)

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Rating

  • decanter 94

  • robertParker 93

Producer

  • Domaine Michel Niellon
  • Frankreich / Bourgogne
  • Le Haut des Champs
    21190 Chassagne-Montrachet