2002 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet Les Champgains 1er Cru
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 86($75) Diffuse yellow fruits, smoke, flowers, honey and an herbal note on the nose. Fat, fleshy and sweet but could use more shape and personality. Finishes a bit alcoholic and sour, without enough balancing material. But riper and more substantial than the regular village offering.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: September/October 2004
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Toast and floral notes mark the aroma, with mineral, hazelnut and citronella following through on the palate. I like the density here and it's chiseled. The long finish shows its promise to come.Author: Bruce Sanderson
Rating: 90This is aromatically riper than the villages with peach, melon and limestone notes that introduce much more elegant and delineated flavors that are rich, dense and beautifully complex as well as impressively persistent. This is already approachable but should be significantly better with 2 to 4 years of bottle age.Issue: 3rd Quarter, 2004
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 87 bottles owned
- 12 collectors