2020 Lignier-Michelot Morey-Saint-Denis Vieilles Vignes
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2020 Lignier-Michelot Morey-Saint-Denis 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 Morey Saint Denis Vieilles Vignes is made from a blend of three vineyards totaling around 1.5 ha with old vines planted 1946, 1948, 1950’s and 1980’s which lie in the middle of the appellation, from Tres Girard, Les Cognees and Bas Chenevery.

Other Reviews....
Here the nose is sufficiently reduced that only discreet floral wisps can be discerned. Once again there is a lovely texture to the vibrant, delineated and utterly delicious medium weight flavors that deliver fine length on the moderately austere finish that is so refreshing that one feels like drinking it. This could use a bit more depth, but more should develop in time. Drink from 2027+.
89-91 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

Containing just over 80% whole bunch, the 2020 Morey-Saint-Denis Vieilles Vignes has a vibrant, fresh and delineated bouquet that gains intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a mixture of red and black fruit. Grainy tannins, fresh acidity, this has commendable precision on the finish. I envisage this ageing well in bottle. Drink 2026-2038.
90-92 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

90% whole bunch, no punching down. Dense black centre to the colour. The nose is a little richer in style, suggesting a thicker texture from this old vine, lower on the slope, bottling. Still fresh enough especially at the finish, with an extra dose of white pepper which the fruit can easily cover. Long plump finish. Some saline notes.
90-93 points
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy