niellon 2004 chassagne maltroie

Update 3.1.2007(4.12.2006)billn

2004 Michel Niellon, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Clos de la Maltroietry to find this wine...
niellon chassagne
Medium-pale yellow. The nose starts deep with plenty of fresh bread and sweet pear, slowly tightens and becomes higher toned. The palate is fat and full – almost grand cru ‘oily’ – with super acidity, and penetrating intensity that bursts with lime/citrus fruit. Considerable yet understated length that shows just a hint of cream. In one word; excellent.
Rebuy – Yes

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There are 2 responses to “niellon 2004 chassagne maltroie”

  1. Mark Palmer4th December 2006 at 6:45 pmPermalinkReply


    Nice to see that nothing changes chez Niellon. Could have written almost precisely this note about the 1996 Maltroie upon release. Still have a few left and they are all still going strong despite the conventional wisdom that Niellon wines don’t age. That said, I still reckon that they are better in the “cooler” years. Did you buy bucketloads of this one, or was this just a taster?

  2. bill nanson4th December 2006 at 6:47 pmPermalinkReply

    As you probably guessed – I tend to go wide rather than deep!

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