2020 Lignier-Michelot Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvee Bertin
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2020 Lignier-Michelot Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvee Bertin

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.

Virgile makes his Gevrey villages cuvee mostly from a parcel of .53 ha of vines planted in 1969 in Les Seuvrees which borders on to Grand cru Charmes Chambertin close to the Morey St Denis border.

Other Reviews....
Slightly riper aromas of poached plum, cassis, violet and earthy nuances give way to intense, detailed and muscular flavors that display both moderate rusticity and austerity on the solidly complex and lingering finale that is sufficiently structured to repay up to a decade of cellaring. Drink from 2027+.
88-91 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

The 2020 Gevrey-Chambertin "Cuvée Bertin" is 100% whole bunch this year. It has a welcoming bouquet with more red than black fruit, touches of cassis developing in the glass, the oak neatly enmeshed. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, good depth, though here, it needs to muster more complexity and tension on the finish. Maybe for this cuvée I prefer the previous vintage. Drink 2024-2034.
87-89 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

From Creux Brouillard and Seuvrées, 100% whole bunch as he has done for 5 years. Medium deep black in colour, lively fruit in the whole bunch style. Very pretty on the palate, not too concentrated, not too hot and with appropriate levels of juice. The finish extends really well. Some strawberry with black pepper at the end.
91-94 points
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy