The 2015 Morey St Denis 1er Cru Vieilles Vignes is a wonderful rendition of this reliably superb cuvée—which hails from old vines in Faconnières and Chenevery that always produce very small, shot berries. The wine offers up a bouquet of red and black fruits, dark soil tones, raw cocoa and pencil lead, gently framed by new oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied and multidimensional, with a deep core of fruit and excellent sappy energy that carries through the long finish. Its tannins are beautifully cloaked in fruit. The Ligniers call this their baby Clos de la Roche and it’s easy to see why.
94 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Issue # 236 - Apr 2018)
Bright, dark red. Wilder and more soil-driven on the nose than the Chaffots, with its aromas of raspberry and candied strawberry complicated by smoky minerality. Fat, sweet, broad and full, displaying slightly sauvage red berry flavors complicated by smoky underbrush and clove. Finishes with huge but fine-grained tannins and excellent length. A compellingly plush and silky wine but not currently showing the detail or definition of the Chaffots.
93 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Jan 2018)