2014 Rue de Vergy Domaine Lignier-Michelot


A little jewel of minerality. Firm and taut, with a tinglingly fresh and detailed fruit, sweet expression in a dry texture, supple yet still firm and dry and long. Drinking range: 2018 - L&S (Nov 2015)

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(25% vendange entier): Good medium red. Complex, laid-back scents of strawberry, mocha, brown spices and underbrush; soil-driven but not yet expressive. Classic Morey-Saint-Denis flavors of savory red berries and spices convey good inner-mouth tension. Finishes subtle and long, with lingering spice character. This has turned out nicely. Drinking range: 2021 - 2027 Rating: 90 Stephen Tanzer, (Mar 2017)

Intense, bright blackberry fruit – really pure and vibrant. Well made and full of energy and perfume. Rating: 7/10 Susie Barrie MW (Jan 2016)

Light bright crimson. Pale rim. Light nose. Charming fruity palate with energy and grainy but not aggressively tannic texture. Lots of vivacity and grip. Drinking range: 2018 - 2026 Rating: 16.5 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - (Jan 2016)

The 2014 Morey-Saint-Denis En la Rue de Vergy, which includes 30% whole cluster and 30% new oak, has a strict, sous-bois-infused nose with dessicated orange peel scents that surface with continued aeration. The palate is lively and crisp with a keen line of acidity, more citric than the Chambolle Vieilles Vignes with plenty of vibrant red cherry and kirsch notes on the playful finish. Drinking range: 2017 - 2029 Rating: 90-92 Neal Martin, (Dec 2015)

One part, the lowest touches Clos de Tart. Virgile has a section on each of the three tiers. 1.5 hectares…This is spicy and expressive. Smooth onto the palate. Rounded and juicy mid palate; very fresh and really quite full. It is spicy and elegant and has a lovely long finish. Plenty of vivacity and tension and flowers at the end. My favourite of his four village wines… Rating: 16.45 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing (Nov 2015)

A domaine of 11 hectares, 25% regionals, 50% Villages, 20% Premiers crus and 5% Grands Crus. Virgile Lignier worked at the domaine with his father Maurice from 1988, beginning to bottle some of the wine from 1992 (it had previously been sold to the négoce), taking over in 2000, which was the vintage when he first bottled all the domaine's production.

In the vineyard Virgile made significant changes, stopping the use of herbicides, and beginning to plough instead. Green harvesting to limits yields followed, along with greater attention to grape selection. The domaine works organically except in extremis.

The 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.


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