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2001 Domaine Michel Niellon Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / PULIGNY-MONTRACHET/CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET
  • 94 WA
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay

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SKU: 74449-2001-750

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$259.95

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($190) Deep but cool aromas of lime ice, white flowers, clove oil and wet stone. Broader, sweeter and denser than the Chevalier; really expands in the mouth. In contrast to the atypically subtle 2002, this is classic big-boned Batard. Finishes very long and broad, with strong minerality and a whiplash of flavor. Niellon traditionally shows this wine after his Chevalier as it's from very old, degenerating vines (|like the Batard of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti and Chateau de la Maltroye,| he notes), planted in 1927. Also tasted: Chassagne-Montrachet*.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2003
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Niellon's 2001 Batard-Montrachet boasts an expressive nose of flowers, pears, and hints of vanilla. Medium-bodied, it broadens on the palate, revealing a thick, silky-textured core of spicy minerals and poached pears whose effects linger in its exceptional finish.. This expansive, powerful wine retains a classy, refined personality even though it wows the taster with its depth and richness. This wine is, unquestionably, one of the finest white Burgundies produced in 2001. Bravo!
    Author: Pierre Rovani
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Rich, luxuriant aromas of honeysuckle and discreet wood spice are followed by big, intense, powerful, driving yet elegant, mouth coating flavors that are impressively concentrated, impressively complex and curiously for such a robust wine, there is a silky palate impression. If this has anything on the 2001 Chevalier though, at least at the moment, it is just sheer length as this is one of the longest wines I tasted on the entire trip. In short, this is a great Bƒtard and it may one day equal the incredible Chevalier.
    Issue: 3rd Quarter, 2003
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  • Collector Data For This Wine

    • 47 bottles owned
    • 15 collectors