2018 Domaine Hubert et Laurent Lignier Morey Saint Denis Vieilles Vignes Premier Cru
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. Drink 2028 - 2055.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
The 2018 Morey-Saint-Denis Vielles Vignes 1er Cru, which is sourced from Les Faconnières and Les Chenevery, includes 30% whole-bunch fruit and one-third new oak. It has an intense nose of blueberry, black cherries and wet limestone scents that seem to burst from the glass. The medium-bodied palate delivers supple tannins and a velvety smooth texture, with beautifully integrated oak toward the seductive finish. Gorgeous. Drink 2022 - 2045.
Neal Martin - Vinous
This is made from a single block but it straddles two vineyards, Faconnières and Chenevery. Delicious fresh pink purple, we were all impressed by its liveliness. One third whole bunches were used which may help, and the finish too shows a pleasingly crisp quality – and notable length.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy