2011 Gevrey Chambertin Hubert Lignier

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Average critic rating : 90.0 points



The 2011 Gevrey-Chambertin Village comes from two parcels. The bouquet has a little more vivacity and sensuality than the Chambolle Village. The palate is sweet and rounded on the entry with bright red berries and fine minerality. There is nothing here except a very well-crafted Village Cru for the vintage. Drink now-2016. ||Domaine Hubert Lignier is another Morey-St-Denis estate that I have followed and visited for a number of years, a period that has been turbulent to say the least. I have always appreciated Hubert's classic style of wine and his tenets have been instilled in his son, Laurent. It was he who led me through the tasting of impressive 2011s at their cellar under a magnificent cedar overlooking the Route Nationale, though Hubert popped in to say, "Bonjour." Laurent explained that the vineyards are now in their third year of organic viticulture although he has no intention of seeking certification. This was a strong set of pure, sensual, quite intellectual wines that I feel deserve more recognition, exhibiting prudent use of oak, ample freshness and wonderful expression of their terroirs not dissimilar to Lalou Bize-Leroy. Quantities are often very small as they home in on individual lieux-dits, though prices remain reasonable. eRobertParker.com.August, 2013


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