2013 Vieilles Vignes Domaine Lignier-Michelot
|Sub-district||Côte de Nuits|
Slight oakiness shows, and also a lively fresh expressive fruit, quite bright and tangy; raspberry and a hint of nettles. Lively juicy finale. Drinking range: 2018 - L&S (Nov 2014)
*Case Price: Mix any 12 bottles of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.
A domaine of 11 hectares, 25% regionals, 50% Villages, 20% Premiers crus and 5% Grands Crus. Virgile Lignier's wines have a lovely combination of enough body and richness, combined with a lively clarity of expression. The old vines village cuvées are seriously good, and great value too. Going up the scale each site seems to speak very clearly of its source and there is a brightness and energy along with full, seamless fruit.
Rating: 90 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com (Jan 2015)
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