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80% whole bunch. Fresh; not amazingly aromatic yet but the lift and freshness is impressive, nice feel of sappy fully body and flavour density all there to open up. L&S (Nov 2019)
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(from 50+ year old vines; 80% whole cluster). This is also very ripe though it stops short of jamminess with a liqueur-like quality to the black cherry, violet and spice scents. There is both excellent intensity and delineation to the medium weight flavors that flash a touch of youthful austerity on the lingering finish. Drinking range: 2025 - Rating: 88-91 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2020)
The 2018 Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes contains 70–80% whole-bunch fruit. It has an airy nose with black cherry fruit mixed with cola and pressed violets. The palate is lively and sweet on the entry, offering dense black fruit laced with blood orange and tangerine. Firm and quite structured on the finish. Give it two or three years in bottle. Drinking range: 2022 - 2032 Rating: 87-89 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com(Jan 2020)
Floral, supple, rounded, floral. Freshness on the finish. Depth and succulence. Prefer this village to the 1er cru. Drinking range: 2022 - 2028 Rating: 87 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing(Nov 2019)
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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