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Chevalier Montrachet, Domaine Niellon 2015

Grape VarietyChardonnay

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Tasting Notes

Niellon's 2015 Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru is superb, opening with a lovely nose of pastry cream, preserved lemon, beeswax and toasted nuts, framed by new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, concentrated and textural, with a glossy attack, a deep mid-palate, and a bright, lightly grippy finish. While this is a powerful, dramatic Chevalier Montrachet it's very nicely balanced.

William Kelley, Wine Advocate (236), April 2018

The 2015 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru comprises of four barrels this year, one new and the other three one-year-old barrels (incidentally, it is never matured in 100% new oak). It has an austere, aloof bouquet despite vigorous swirling of my glass whilst I was chatting to winemaker Michel Coutoux. The palate is well balanced with a slight viscosity on the entry, notes of candied lemon peel, nectarine, dandelion and a pinch of spice towards the finish. It does not quite take off as I was expecting and I actually find as much pedigree in the Les Vergers and Chaumées this year. Still, let's see what happens with bottle age.

Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (228), December 2016

Pale, green-tinged yellow. Pure but subdued aromas of lemon, pear, menthol, wild herbs and crushed stone. Sweet, silky and fine-grained, with white peach and pear flavors showing a captivating light touch. Really spreads out and lingers on the firm-edged finish. This is distinctly more brisk than it appeared to be from barrel a year age and will need at least a few years of patience.

Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com (46), September 2017
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