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Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet Les Vergers 2012

Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet Les Vergers 2012

Sku: P57411

 Vinous 90 points (Sep 2014)
(13.4% alcohol): Pale yellow. Cool aromas of pear, mint and white flowers. Supple and open-knit on the palate, but with harmonious acidity and a repeating floral character giving cut and perfume to the middle palate. This should make for a lovely drink over the next four or five years. Much better in bottle than it appeared to be from barrel a year ago, when the wine suggested an exotic ripeness and showed less energy.
 Wine Spectator 91 points (Sep 30 2015)
Floral in aroma, picking up citrus and apple flavors as this evolves on the palate. Sleek and focused, with a beam of acidity powering the lemon, floral and hazelnut accents on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 70 cases imported.-BS
 Wine Advocate 88 points (Dec 2013)
The 2012 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers has a taut, mineral-driven bouquet with touches of fresh pear and apple-blossom emerging with aeration. It shows the same vigor as the Clos Saint Jean. The palate has a touch of viscosity on the entry with light honeyed notes combining with candied orange peel and bitter lemon. There is good tension here while the vibrant finish is persistent, more so than the Clos Saint-Jean. This is a satisfactory Chassagne-Montrachet though one that will not win any medals.

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