Domaine Michel Niellon, Chassagne-Montrachet La Maltroie 1er Cru 2002

Neillon Maltroie 2002

Medium lemon yellow color.  Wide, slightly exotic nose: sweet melon, apple tart, September corn, honey blossom.  Just a touch of oak.  Elegant texture on the palate, good depth of fruit: peach, pear, some citrus notes.  Firm balancing acidity.  This steadily builds character in the mouth: this is a solid mid-weight Chassagne 1er Cru.  Finishes sweetly and buoyantly, with good persistence.  These will still keep well.  Unfortunately, we have had variable bottles.  Very good.  Now – 2016.

Niellon Maltroie 2002 #1

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