Hubert Lignier Morey St. Denis, 1er Cru Vieilles Vignes 2018
This cuvée from Domaine Hubert Lignier is the most consistently extraordinary from the domaine. The grapes are sourced from a a contiguous parcel of .53 hectares that traverses the two 1er Cru sites of “Les Faconnieres” and “Les Chenevery”. They sit immediately beneath the Grand Cru “Clos de la Roche”, and represent the inexpressible Grand Cru status. The vines were planted in 1947 and 1960.
"Unwinding in the glass with a deep, youthfully reserved bouquet of cassis, plums, rich soil tones, dark chocolate and warm spices, Lignier's 2018 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Vieilles Vignes is medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with a deep and textural core, lively acids and a long, mineral finish. Serious and elegantly muscular, this is a long-haul proposition, and I will be adding some to my own cellar." - 94 pts, Wine Advocate's William Kelley