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Domaine Hubert Lignier 2019

About the Producer

Region: Morey-Saint-Denis

Laurent Lignier and his father Hubert produce extraordinarily classic and elegant wines. They follow organic methods and manage nine hectares of vineyards, mainly in Morey-Saint-Denis and Gevrey-Chambertin, and they produce over twenty different cuvées. A low intervention approach involves minimal use of new oak, long barrel ageing (20-22 months) and bottling by gravity without fining to keep as much character as possible in the wines. The resulting style is one of elegance and purity with great ageing potential. A cool cellar slows down the maturation which is one of reasons why Laurent releases his wines a year later than most growers. With the 
exception of the Saint-Romain Blanc and Bourgogne Rouge, the current release is the 2019 vintage.

Tasting Notes

By James Snoxell, Fine Wine Buyer

2020 Saint-Romain Blanc
£165 per 6 bottle case in bond

Hubert and Laurent began producing a Saint-Romain Blanc in 2004 from vines located on the south facing slopes of the Sous le Château vineyard. Very stony
limestone soils bring a refreshing honeysuckle and stone fruit character. Drink from 2022.

2020 Bourgogne Rouge Grand Chaliot
£130 per 6 bottle case in bond

Located south of Nuits-Saint-Georges, covering 1.25 hectares, Grand Chaliot is bottled earlier than the other reds but shows more depth than the Bourgogne Plan Gilbert cuvée. Showing dark ripe aromas, the palate is fresh and lively with succulent tannins and crunchy black fruit. Drink from 2023.

2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Regnard
£265 per 6 bottle case in bond

From an excellent south facing slope, this has an attractive bouquet showing dark brambly red berry fruit notes followed by a deliciously textured palate. A core of blackcurrants on the palate ends with a hint of dark chocolate. Although approachable young, it will age well too. Drink from 2022.

2019 Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice
£265 per 6 bottle case in bond

Once a quarry, the wines here are characterised by their finesse and freshness. It has a floral bouquet with strawberry and raspberry scents. Expressive and charming on the palate, sweet red fruits are balanced by graceful tannins. An elegantly balanced wine, it will be delicious in a year or so. Drink from 2023.

2019 Morey-Saint-Denis Très Girard
£265 per 6 bottle case in bond

From vines planted in the 1970s, only a few barrels are produced each year. This very refined and silky textured Morey has appealing redcurrant fruits on the palate and silky-smooth tannins, a style that leans towards Chambolle-Musigny. Drink from 2024.

2019 Morey-Saint-Denis Trilogie
£290 per 6 bottle case in bond

From three parcels on the edge of the Premiers Crus, yields are low due to old vines planted between 1936 and 1972. Delicately balanced with a refined structure, succulent sweet fruit and mineral tannins lead to an impressively long finish. ‘Once again, Lignier delivers with his villages level wines in 2019 as this is excellent’ says Allan Meadows (Burghound). Drink from 2024.

2019 Gevrey Chambertin Les Seuvrées
£290 per 6 bottle case in bond

Located just below Mazoyères-Chambertin, the soils here lend a certain density and grip to this wine while old vines, planted between 1938 and 1966, contribute further nuance. Showing terrific aromatic complexity with attractive violet notes along with lovely depth of rich fruit on the palate, this is an intensely satisfying and elegant wine. Drink from 2025.

2019 Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes
£345 per 6 bottle case in bond

A refined Chambolle produced from 50-year-oldvines, it comes from Les Gamaires and Drazey. An aromatic bouquet of sweet plums and violets leads
to a medium bodied palate with energetic cassis fruit underlined by fine, integrated tannins. Elegantly balanced with subtle fruit, it will be approachable in a few years. Drink from 2025.

2019 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Blanchards
£425 per 6 bottle case in bond

A mere 2.5 barrels were produced in 2019. Set on a gentle slope, below Clos des Lambrays, this excellent Premier Cru is the smallest in Morey. Well drained, silty soil produces a very sensual wine. A delicious Morey with supple dark fruit and seamless tannin. Drink from 2025.

2019 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru La Riotte

£485 per 6 bottle case in bond

At the foot of Clos Saint-Denis on a gentle slope with stony soils, the vines were planted in 1959. Generous and open with plenty of depth and lovely precision,
the 2019 shows bright redcurrant and forest fruit flavours leading to an energetic minerality on the finish. Drink from 2025.

2019 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Chaffots
£485 per 6 bottle case in bond

Above Clos Saint-Denis, at an elevation of 330 metres, this is sterner and more rigorous than La Riotte showing layered fresh berry fruits and fine-grained silky tannins. Floral nuances and a deep mineral note provide further complexity.
Very attractive and serious, this will benefit from extended cellaring. Drink from 2026.

2019 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Vieilles Vignes
£605 per 6 bottle case in bond

From two parcels with very old vines, Faconnières and Chenevery, the terroir is similar to that of Clos de la Roche. The 2019 opens with a refined bouquet of blackcurrants mingled with delicate floral scents. Succulent red fruits on the palate are balanced by finely structured tannins. This could be approached young but has great ageing potential. Drink from 2026.

2019 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Baudes
£645 per 6 bottle case in bond

Located at the foot of the Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru, the wines are complex and mineral with great depth. Very refined and impressively long with moreish dark
fruit and silky-smooth tannins, there is an effortless quality about this intense wine. Super attractive now, there is at least 20 years of ageing ahead of it. Drink
from 2026.

2019 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Didiers
£740 per 6 bottle case in bond

A monopoly of the Domaine des Hospices de Nuits, neighbouring Les Saint-Georges, the Ligniers have been buying barrels of this wine at the famous Hospices de Nuits auction every year since the 2005 vintage. Showing a toasted leathery note on the nose, plush black fruits on the palate are balanced by fine tannins. Drink from 2026.

2019 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
£1295 per 6 bottle case in bond

From very old vines planted in 1948, there is an ethereal quality about this extraordinarily powerful yet delicately balanced wine. An enveloping floral
bouquet leads to an incredibly pure and multilayered palate with fine-grained tannins. A wine which shows superb definition, only one barrel was made in 2019. Drink from 2028.

2019 Clos de La Roche Grand Cru
£1660 per 6 bottle case in bond

From parcels in Monts Luisants and Fremières, both planted before 1965, this is a very powerful wine with a beautifully defined bouquet of black cherries and roses. Dense and complex on the palate, rich dark fruits and firm supple tannins are perfectly balanced. Concentrated, yet very elegant, this outstanding wine will develop beautifully with cellaring. Drink from 2030.

2019 Clos de La Roche Grand Cru Cuvée MCMLV
£550 per 1 bottle case in bond

‘The 2019 Clos de La Roche Grand Cru comes from the plot of vines planted by massale selection in 1955 that tends to produce tiny millerandé berries. Cropped at 18hl/ha it has a sublime bouquet with wonderful delineation, perhaps more floral than the regular cuvée, extremely well focused. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannins, an unerring sense of symmetry with a very harmonious, satin textured finish that is so caressing. This is a stunning snow-capped peak of the 2019 vintage.’ 97-99 points, Neal Martin (Vinous).

Burgundy 2020 Enquiry Form

Due to the high quality of the vintage and limited quantities, demand is sure to be very high with some cuvées, especially at Grand Cru level,
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