Clos Saint Denis 2017 Georges Lignier
€ 107,69 (in Vat)
|Region||Burgundy, Cotes de Nuits|
Barrel sample. ‘Positive hail’ because it was like nature’s green harvest. 30% whole bunch. 40% new oak. 1.49 ha (3.7 acres). He is the biggest owner of the 6.3 ha (15.7 acres) grand cru. 45- to 70-year-old vines, always blended.
Mid crimson. Dark fruited and spicy, balanced by a lifted stemmy freshness. Chewy but fine-boned tannins, really dry and has elegance in a whole-bunch style. Aromatic and with a dry chalky texture on the mid palate that increases the freshness. Has both delicacy in the texture and power in the length. Difficult to describe. Winemaker Benoît Stehly finds blood orange in this wine and I agree when he suggests it. Lovely subtle aromas. (JH)