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niellon 2008 chassagne 1er clos de la maltroie

2008 Michel Niellon, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Clos de la Maltroie
Medium golden. Plenty of sweet toasted bread, brioche indeed – (very) nice as it is, it does rather smother any obvious Chassagne-ness. There is a decent whack of concentration though the personality is reasonably direct rather than round. Just about perfect acidity accentuates a little agrumes fruit and a finishing sweet note from the barrel that reminds you of the brioche nose, plus a little toffee. Initially, despite how delicious it is, I find the oak influence is obscuring the place; given about 1 hour your mouth starts to water with plenty of mineral flavour that actually does hint to Chassagne. Despite the caveats, simply delicious.
Rebuy – Yes

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