Hubert Lignier Père & Fils

Hubert Lignier Père & Fils
Morey-St-Denis, Burgundy
Wine Maker: Hubert & Laurent Lignier

Hubert Lignier (pic. Euan McKay)

One of Burgundy’s finest addresses modified its name recently to reflect some internal changes. Since the untimely death of good friend Romain Lignier in October 2004, Hubert Lignier’s retirement plans dissolved right before his eyes. All has been resolved since Romain’s brother Laurent joined his father several years ago and this vrai Bourgogne Domaine is clearly back to its former grandness.

The Lignier wines are profound, deep and classy red Burgundies with great complexity and structure whilst remaining natural. They are ethereal and very Burgundian.

 ” In recent vintages the ever-congenial Hubert and his son Laurent have furnished each vintage with exemplary, occasionally heavenly wines that rank amongst the finest in Burgundy. If God made wine for a reason, then it was for wines like these. These are very special wines, some of the best you will find in Burgundy.” Neal Martin

2011 Morey-St-Denis

2012 Morey-St-Denis

2011 Gevrey-Chambertin ‘Les Seuvrées’

2011 Chambolle-Musigny ‘Les Bussières’

2006 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru ‘La Perrière’
Charming and fragrant fruit, ripe sour cherry merging with red cherry, refined medium-full bodied, the finish is fine, elegant and persistent.

2010 Morey-St-Denis, 1er Cru ‘Les Chaffots’

2011 Morey-St-Denis, 1er Cru ‘Les Chaffots’

2012 Morey-St-Denis, 1er Cru ‘Les Chaffots’

2007 Clos de la Roche, Grand Cru
“(from a .79 ha parcel of 35 to 45 year old vines located in Monts Luisants). This too is quite ripe with blue and black berry that run toward cassis with background notes of stone and plum that are in perfect keeping with the naturally sweet, textured and palate staining big-bodied flavors that culminate in a mentholated and gorgeously long finish. This is a relatively big ’07 with excellent balance and drive. (91-94) points” Burghound

2008 Clos de la Roche, Grand Cru
“The 2008 Clos de la Roche is a jewel, but it needs time. There is lovely depth and dimension as the wine opens up in the glass. The fruit shows terrific mid-palate density while the refined, elegant tannins add to an impression of class. This needs at least several additional years in bottle, but it is likely to remain understated in personality, 94 points.” TWA

 

Clos de la Roche (pic. Euan-McKay)