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2015 Georges Lignier Clos St.-Denis

ITEM 8243832 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

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RATINGS

93Stephen Tanzer

Medicinal dark raspberry, menthol and earth aromas are complicated by dried flowers and cinnamon. Plush and rich in the middle palate...with lovely floral, menthol lift to its red berry and underbrush flavors. Very concentrated and fresh... Really saturates the mouth and builds slowly on the finish, leaving behind a scent of dried flowers.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Dark-fruited and dusty on the nose. More red fruits with air, growing sweetness as it opens. Then impressive density on the palate: fully integrated depth of fruit plus supple, definite tannins and plenty of freshness. Really long.

PRODUCER

Georges Lignier

Domaine Georges Lignier et Fils is a 37-acre estate in Morey-St.-Denis that has been in the Lignier family for generations. The current owner is Georges, grandson of the founder. The domaine has Grand Cru parcels in Clos de la Roche, Clos Saint-Denis, Charmes Chambertin and Bonnes-Mares. There are Premier Cru parcels in Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-Saint-Denis and Volnay.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits Villages, Morey-St.-Denis, Clos St.-Denis

Clos St.-Denis is a 16-acre Grand Cru vineyard in the Morey St.-Denis appellation in Northern Burgundy. In fact the village of Morey St.-Denis gets part of its name from this vineyard. In 1927 the village voted to add St.-Denis to Morey. Like its neighboring Grand Cru vineyards, Clos St.-Denis is rocky, well-drained, and composed largely of limestone and pebbles. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that three of “the greatest Burgundies I have ever tasted” came from this vineyard. (They were produced by Dujac, Ponsot and Georges Lignier.) The largest landholders are Georges Lignier, with 3.7 acres; Dujac, with 3.68 acres; and Drouhin, with 1.8 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.