2015 Hubert Lignier Grand Cru, Clos de la Roche (750ml)

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Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub-Region: Clos de la Roche
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Review Score: 96WA, 96V
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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The 2015 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru from Domaine Hubert Lignier is one of the high points of the vintage, wafting from the glass with aromas of red and black fruits, pencil lead, cinnamon, cedar, blood orange, dark chocolate and violets. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, sappy and stunningly complete, its formidable chassis of tannin entirely cloaked in a bottomless core of fruit, striking for its mouth-filling amplitude and magical alliance of richness and energy. This will require a decade of bottle age, and ideally more, to realize all its immense potential. Ten-and-a-half barrels were produced.

96+ points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Issue # 236 - Apr 2018)

Bright, dark red. Pure but reticent aromas of dark raspberry, minerals and spices. Enters the mouth thick and sweet, then saturates the palate with vibrant, fleshy berry, mineral and floral flavors. Most impressive today on the slowly building back end, which features very refined tannins and captivating soil-driven floral perfume. This very complete Clos de la Roche will need at least six or seven years of additional cellaring to burn off some of its baby fat and assume its adult shape.

96 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Jan 2018)