Domaine Michel Niellon

Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay

9.263 ratings
9.222 pro ratings
Puligny-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind, from two combined bottles. Yellow gold. Dirty lemon nose. Notes of lemon creme, wet stones, some dirt, some marzipan and vanilla, and a little honeysuckle. Rich in the mouth. Good structure with softened acidity. The unique nose of Niellon is easy to identify... Guessed 86 Batard. Great juice.

Tasted blind, from two combined bottles. Yellow gold. Dirty lemon nose. Notes of lemon creme, wet stones, some dirt, some marzipan and vanilla, and a little honeysuckle. Rich in the mouth. Good structure with softened acidity. The unique nose of Niellon is easy to identify... Guessed 86 Batard. Great juice.

Sep 27th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Straw gold color. Looks young but the complex nose says it isn’t. Notes of citrus, apricot, gravel, some mint. Has that dirty nose that I connect Niellon to. Stunning power, structure and acidity in the mouth. I’m told this was open for 6 hrs already. Some conversation leads to Batard as the vineyard. Someone guesses Ramonet but I go with 86 Niellon Batard. Bam. An all time fav white for me, this was one of the best showings for it.

Tasted blind. Straw gold color. Looks young but the complex nose says it isn’t. Notes of citrus, apricot, gravel, some mint. Has that dirty nose that I connect Niellon to. Stunning power, structure and acidity in the mouth. I’m told this was open for 6 hrs already. Some conversation leads to Batard as the vineyard. Someone guesses Ramonet but I go with 86 Niellon Batard. Bam. An all time fav white for me, this was one of the best showings for it.

Sep 8th, 2019
Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

9.6

Phenomenal bottle. Fresh. Racy. Herbal and fruity with hints of brioche.

Phenomenal bottle. Fresh. Racy. Herbal and fruity with hints of brioche.

Aug 9th, 2019
Mike Saviage

M’s bday dinner (2/12). Tasted blind. Med gold color. Dirty nose with notes influenced by the prominent wood. Some hazelnut, ginger, light citrus and river stones. Rich and glycerol in the mouth. Tons of acidity. Some mint in the nose leads me to guess late 80s Ramonet but I should know this profile is always Niellon. Great bottle that even with 4 hours of air before dinner this was better later in the evening. Surprised at the amount of acidity for a 92... great juice.

M’s bday dinner (2/12). Tasted blind. Med gold color. Dirty nose with notes influenced by the prominent wood. Some hazelnut, ginger, light citrus and river stones. Rich and glycerol in the mouth. Tons of acidity. Some mint in the nose leads me to guess late 80s Ramonet but I should know this profile is always Niellon. Great bottle that even with 4 hours of air before dinner this was better later in the evening. Surprised at the amount of acidity for a 92... great juice.

May 27th, 2019
Izek Jasper

Evolved, rich, and tasty. Comes off as very old school.

Evolved, rich, and tasty. Comes off as very old school.

Aug 25th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Nice medium gold color. Viscous. Notes of lemon, stone, oak, some orange and earth. Amazingly rich in the mouth. Powerful acidity builds over a few hours. So rich, which is evident in the long finish. Along with the Clos St Hune, my white WOTN

Nice medium gold color. Viscous. Notes of lemon, stone, oak, some orange and earth. Amazingly rich in the mouth. Powerful acidity builds over a few hours. So rich, which is evident in the long finish. Along with the Clos St Hune, my white WOTN

Jun 4th, 2017
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Sooooo badly premoxed it wasn't even funny. Daaark orange.

Sooooo badly premoxed it wasn't even funny. Daaark orange.

Mar 24th, 2017
Mike Saviage

Deep gold color. Some funk in the nose but a powerful core of fruit overwhelms u. Notes of apricot, sweet fruit, toffee, mint in the nose. Very concentrated in the mouth. Big and beasty old white burg.

Deep gold color. Some funk in the nose but a powerful core of fruit overwhelms u. Notes of apricot, sweet fruit, toffee, mint in the nose. Very concentrated in the mouth. Big and beasty old white burg.

May 22nd, 2016
Bethany D'Meza

Honey dew ... But never developed more

Honey dew ... But never developed more

Oct 4th, 2015
Mike Saviage

Light to med gold in the glass. Apricot and honeysuckle in the nose with stones. Huge in the mouth. Very rich. Best Niellon I've had.

Light to med gold in the glass. Apricot and honeysuckle in the nose with stones. Huge in the mouth. Very rich. Best Niellon I've had.

May 31st, 2015