Domaine Michel Niellon

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay

9.3101 ratings
9.340 pro ratings
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. Medium gold color. Viscous in the glass. Notes of lemon, apricot, orange peel and a little mint. Despite being open for several hours the finish was subtle and the impact was modest. But with a few hours more in the glass this exploded to become more rich and powerful. Gained the complexity you hope for. Last sip was the best.

Tasted blind. Medium gold color. Viscous in the glass. Notes of lemon, apricot, orange peel and a little mint. Despite being open for several hours the finish was subtle and the impact was modest. But with a few hours more in the glass this exploded to become more rich and powerful. Gained the complexity you hope for. Last sip was the best.

May 28th, 2018
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

9.4

This one is more like it!

This one is more like it!

Apr 6th, 2017
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

8.5

Underwhelming

Underwhelming

Apr 3rd, 2017
Mike Saviage

Med gold and viscous in the glass. Slightly dirty and tainted / corked nose that weirdly comes and goes. Doesn't affect the mouth which has tons of fruit and acidity. Sweet pit fruit and stone, apricots and rocks. Huge wine that has what appears to be a common taint flaw for this vigneron in this vintage.

Med gold and viscous in the glass. Slightly dirty and tainted / corked nose that weirdly comes and goes. Doesn't affect the mouth which has tons of fruit and acidity. Sweet pit fruit and stone, apricots and rocks. Huge wine that has what appears to be a common taint flaw for this vigneron in this vintage.

Dec 3rd, 2016
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.2

Not the most solid 10 I've had. More richness than expected.

Not the most solid 10 I've had. More richness than expected.

Oct 7th, 2016
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.0

A bit short and uninteresting

A bit short and uninteresting

Sep 22nd, 2016
Bethany D'Meza

Did not age well

Did not age well

Sep 3rd, 2016
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Med gold. Dirty fruity nose (classic Niellon which I guessed correctly) with great intensity, and notes of stone, apple, citrus and vanilla. It started out a bit disjointed but with several hours of air this just exploded in the glass. Huge power and palate staining finish. The acidity was amazing and the nose just grew to be beyond memorable. On a day of great whites this was clearly the best. Bravo.

Tasted blind. Med gold. Dirty fruity nose (classic Niellon which I guessed correctly) with great intensity, and notes of stone, apple, citrus and vanilla. It started out a bit disjointed but with several hours of air this just exploded in the glass. Huge power and palate staining finish. The acidity was amazing and the nose just grew to be beyond memorable. On a day of great whites this was clearly the best. Bravo.

Aug 22nd, 2016
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

9.3

Not oxidized and a very great price on the wine list.

Not oxidized and a very great price on the wine list.

Apr 27th, 2016
Lee Lightfoot

Sadly premoxed. Fuck

Sadly premoxed. Fuck

Jan 25th, 2016