2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis Les Chaffots 1er CruPinot Noir from France
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"The Ligniers own just under half a hectare of 50-year-old vines in this great premier cru, which sits just above Clos-Saint-Denis on the slope. “Les Chaffots” is the muscular,...
- 92-94 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 91-93 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
92-94 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2016 Morey St Denis 1er Cru les Chaffots was matured in 30% new oak and includes 25% whole bunch fruit. It has a complex bouquet: blackberry, bilberry jam, cold stone and light undergrowth scents that blossom in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very supple, very lithe in the mouth with pure red berry fruit laced with orange zest and allspice toward the finish that fans out superbly. What a superb, delicious Morey St Denis from Laurent Lignier."
91-93 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
"(25% vendange entier; this south-facing vineyard is located above Clos Saint-Denis, at an altitude of about 330 meters): Bright dark red. Highly perfumed aromas of dark raspberry, violet and rose petal. Riper than La Riotte but wonderfully juicy, intense and light on its feet, offering complex flavors of black raspberry, spices, flowers and soil. This classically dry, dense, savory wine boasts terrific inner-mouth tension. Finishes vibrant, aromatic and long. Laurent Lignier noted that this fruit is virtually always picked at a minimum of 13% potential alcohol yet maintains freshness even in hot years."
"The Ligniers own just under half a hectare of 50-year-old vines in this great premier cru, which sits just above Clos-Saint-Denis on the slope. “Les Chaffots” is the muscular, brooding counterpart to the more elegant “La Riotte” above, offering an immensity of structure and ruggedness of fruit that allows the wine to age effortlessly for decades. It is even more profoundly mineral-driven than “La Riotte,” with a deeper register to its spicy, meaty aromas, and an almost shocking intensity and concentration on the palate. This is rich and broad, but still amazingly graceful—beautifully “old-school” in its demeanor." - Importer
|Sub-Region||Morey St Denis|
92-94 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
91-93 - Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
|Taste||ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom|
|Nose||barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato|