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Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet Clos Saint-Jean 2012

Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet Clos Saint-Jean 2012

Sku: P60432

 Vinous 89 points (Sep 2014)
Pale, bright yellow. Lively aromas of lemon, lime, menthol and crushed stone. Tighter than the Vergers and less fruity today, with firm minerality standing in for the wine’s moderate acidity. There’s obvious ripeness here (at 13.6% alcohol) but the flavors of pear drop and menthol come across as quite dry. More convincing but still backward on the finish, which offers dusty notes of lemon, lime and powdered stone. I’d like to try this again in two or three years. 89+ Points
 Wine Spectator 92 points (Aug 31 2015)
Floral, lime, mineral and spice aromas and flavors are tinged by apricot in this racy, elegant white. Ethereal and focused, with fine harmony and a long, mineral- and citrus-laced aftertaste. Best from 2017 through 2024. 80 cases imported.-BS
 Wine Advocate 87 points (Dec 2013)
The 2012 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jean has a taciturn, stony, broody bouquet with wisps of limestone and melon, complemented by pink grapefruit. The palate is nicely balanced with more vigor than either the Maltroie or the Champs-Gain. Light honeyed tones, hints of spice with shaved ginger furnish the finish to render; this is a decent Chassagne-Montrachet that will probably be for early drinking.

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