2020 Lignier-Michelot Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes
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2020 Lignier-Michelot Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes

Burgundy, FRANCE
$215. 00
$2580.00 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.

Lignier's Chambolle-Musigny hails from two parcels in Les Drazey and Les Gamaires below Bonnes Mares that were planted in the 1950’s and 1960’s and total 1.48 hectares.

Other Reviews....
An overtly floral-suffused nose reflects additional notes of pretty red and dark cherry, raspberry and spiced tea. Here too the middle weight flavors possess a lovely sense of verve while terminating in a chiseled, clean and youthfully austere finish that is very Chambollesque in character. Drink from 2026+.
88-90 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

The 2020 Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes is matured with a lot of CO2 to protect the wine. This feels quite precocious on the nose with red cherries, kirsch and blood orange aromas, the oak nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fine acidity, just a touch of sour cherry towards the granular finish. Give this 3-4 years in bottle to fully soften. Drink 2025-2038.
87-89 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

Another ludicrously dark purple. Virgile always gets deep colours anyway! 80% whole bunch. The bouquet is more representative of pinot fruit than the Bourgogne, with some redder notes in the mix. Generous but with a mineral acidity which underpins. Fresh red berries are the predominant flavour with a little lick of liquorice to finish. The tannins are well integrated.
90-93 points
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy