domaine michel niellon, chevalier-montrachet grand cru 2019
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
95
BURGHOUND.COM
95

2019 domaine michel niellon, chevalier-montrachet grand cru

Why We're Buying

At Vinovest, we offer roughly a dozen wines from Domaine Michel Niellon. None have the name recognition of this chardonnay. Domaine Michel Niellon Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru has a striking composition with remarkable depth and persistence. After trying the 2017 vintage, wine critic Allen Meadows called it "a lovely if not exactly classic example of Chevalier."

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2019 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru wafts from the glass with aromas of ripe yellow orchard fruit, clear honey, white flowers, toasted almonds and nutmeg. Full-bodied, satiny and layered, it's lively and concentrated, with a deep, enveloping core, racy acids and a long, precise finish.

BURGHOUND.COM
95

Burghound.com

Here the wood influence is more apparent with notes of toast and menthol framing the aromas of the cool essence of pear, apple, fennel and jasmine tea. There is another dimension of size, weight and power as well as minerality to the big-bodied and dense flavors that display outstanding length on the balanced, clean and bone-dry finale. At least 5 to 7 years will be necessary as this is presently quite tightly wound.

DECANTER
97

Decanter

From the slopes above Montrachet, planted in 1962. The result shows aromas that meld citrus, tropical, and white stone fruits with a strong sense of salty minerality and notes of smoke and beeswax. The wine is firmly structured, with lots of racy acidity and plenty of extract, but there is never a loss of elegance or finesse. This is a superb wine that will easily continue to improve for thirty or forty years in a proper cellar. Drinking Window 2022 - 2034

BURGHOUND
95

Burghound

Here the wood influence is more apparent with notes of toast and menthol framing the aromas of the cool essence of pear, apple, fennel and jasmine tea. There is another dimension of size, weight and power as well as minerality to the big-bodied and dense flavors that display outstanding length on the balanced, clean and bone-dry finale. At least 5 to 7 years will be necessary as this is presently quite tightly wound.