Michel Niellon Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2015

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Winemaker Notes: This famous grand cru has soils so rocky that Michel had to use small explosives when he replanted his plot of 28 rows of vines in 1970. The shallow soils force the vines to struggle as they produce small quantities of exceptional, highly-extracted fruit. The resulting wine is mineral-driven with a strikingly complex nose of ripe fruit, acacia blossom and stone.

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Wine Spectator - "This classy, elegant white is all about the perfume. Lime blossom, hazelnut, apple and spice aromas and flavors are the hallmarks. Finishes with length and intensity, but the show is all up front. Gets better and better with air, showing potential. Best from 2020 through 2030. 35 cases imported."< br>

Burghound - “This too was quite heavily reduced and again I strongly recommend allowing this 30 minutes or so in a decanter first if you're going to crack a bottle young. The powerful and impressively concentrated broad-shouldered flavors brim with both sappy dry extract as well as plenty of minerality that suffuses the wonderfully complex and persistent finish. I wouldn't describe this as a typical Niellon Chevalier but it is certainly a dramatic and high-quality wine."


Antonio Galloni - "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."


Robert Parker - "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."
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