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2019 Lignier-Michelot Morey Saint Denis Aux Cheseaux Premier Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$299. 00 Bottle
$3588.00 Dozen
ABV: 13.2%
Closure: Cork

The Lignier family have deep roots in the village of Morey Saint Denis and own 10.5 hectares of some of the very best vineyard sites in this village,along with plots in the two neighbouring villages of Chambolle Musigny and Gevrey Chambertin. In the last 10 years Virgile Lignier has modified his wine-making using whole-bunch vinification ranging from 30-100% depending on the vintage and the vineyard, and he has also reduced the percentage of new oak for maturation with most wines seeing around 30% making its effect seamless in the final wines. They are wines which are often very seductive at a young age which also clearly have the potential for ageing superbly. This very young domaine is now regarded among the very best in the Cotes de Nuits.

Aux Cheseaux joins directly on to Grand cru Charmes Chambertin with Virgiles holding in the higher part of this tiny vineyard.

Other Reviews....
An even earthier nose reveals its layered aromas of various dark berries and lavender, violet and soft spice nuances. There is more volume and power to the moderately concentrated and muscular medium-bodied flavors that conclude in a firm, austere and solidly structured finale. This should amply reward a decade plus of cellaring. Drink 2029+.
90-92 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

The 2019 Morey-Saint-Denis Aux Chezeaux 1er Cru contains 100% whole bunches fruit this year. That comes through on the nose with more tangible sous-bois and black pepper elements, quite open with dusky black fruit and black truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, very lithe in the mouth, the whole bunches are tangible but not overriding fruit or terroir expression. Delicate touches of cracked black pepper and clove line the finish that exerts a gentle but insistent grip. Excellent. Drink 2024 - 2040.
92-94 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

100% whole bunch. Medium deep red purple, here the fruit is extremely elegant in a fresh floral red fruit style, good acidity, very persistent. Attractive length and finish. Lively and invigorating. A refreshing and balanced Morey.
92-95 points
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy