2016 Hubert Lignier Vieilles Vignes 1er Cru (750ml)

Pinot Noir from Morey Saint-Denis, Burgundy, France

2016 Hubert Lignier Vieilles Vignes 1er Cru

The 2016 Morey St Denis 1er Cru Vieilles Vignes, which comes from vines planted as far back as the 1930s, suffered a lot of millerandage so that the yields was 25 hectoliters per hectare. It is matured one-third new oak and one-third whole bunch fruit. It has an introspective bouquet at first and then gradually unfolds to reveal enticing blackberry, briary and cold stone scents—all very sophisticated and poised. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin, a disarming sense of symmetry and tension that impart weightlessness that run paradoxically to the intensity of fruit. This is just a magnificent Morey-Saint-Denis. Top of the class in grand cru territory.

94-96 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Issue # 234 - Dec 2017)

Bright red-ruby. Very ripe, soil-driven aromas of black raspberry, cherry, bitter chocolate and licorice. At once thick and juicy, showing terrific inner-mouth lift to its flavors of dark fruits, licorice and spices. Quite sharply delineated for such a big wine. Finishes classy and very long. A superb showing for this consistently topnotch cuvée.

92-94 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Jan 2018)

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