Georges Lignier 2016 Burgundy Pre Arrival Offer. The Big Gun Grand Crus

 

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Domaine Georges Lignier 2016 Grand Cru Red Burgundies. 
  
They say all good things take time. Benoit Stehly, the nephew of Georges, has been making the wines at George Lignier for some years. He has refined and developed his own style which is more about freshness, aromatics and complexity rather than extraction and heavy oak handling.

I tasted his 2016's last November and was very impressed. Benoit does not look for extraction, rather an elegance with complex aromatics. It a classic vintage like 2016 this works wonderfully well.
All wines are available at a 15% Pre Arrival Discount.  
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2016
750ml Bottle Landed Price $455.95
Pre Arrival Price $387.50
1500ml MAGNUM Landed Price $920.00
Pre Arrival Price $782.00
 
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Jancis Robinson: 
More protected from cold wind than Clos St-Denis. Less elegant and more powerful than his Clos St-Denis. More Morey, he says.
Shaded ruby. Sweet and sumptuous on the nose. Very rich and lively with strong fruity notes - raspberries? Taffeta texture. No monster! 'It's still mine', says winemaker Benoît Stehly. Good mineral finish. Very clean.
 18/20
Clos-St-Denis Grand Cru 2016
750ml Bottle Landed Price $363.50
Pre Arrival Price $308.95
1500ml MAGNUM Landed Price $735.00
Pre Arrival Price $625.00

Lignier Clos-St-Denis label Jancis Robinson: 
1.49 ha! 40% new oak. He recently changed oak sources. He is the biggest owner of the 6.3 ha. 45- to 70-year-old vines, always blended.
Limpid ruby. Good density with a mentholated note. Rich and powerful and layered and really rather majestic. Real beginning, middle and end. Subtle. Long and layered. Excellent balance. He says this best expresses what he wants to do. 17.5
/20

Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2016
750ml Bottle Landed Price $567.95
Pre Arrival Price $482.95
1500ml MAGNUM Landed Price $1145.00
Pre Arrival Price $973.00
 
Lignier Bonnes-Mares Label Jancis Robinson: 
Planted 1926. On top of a small quarry. Limestone and a more feminine style of Bonnes Mares. 0.29 ha. Very small yield. 'I used an old plastic tank. Quite cold maceration at first. Cool, long fermentation', says winemaker Benoît Stehly.
Glowing red/ruby. Very floral - roses? Very different from most Bonnes Mares. Light and lifted. In 2016 with a salty end. Marked acidity and relatively light bodied. So unusual. Dry finish.
17+/20
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You can also order by email at asaf@grandmillesime.com.au or by telephoning (03) 9326 5737. 2015's are due in a couple of weeks.
 
Cheers,
Darren

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I bet you've never tasted this wine!

Lignier Griotte
 
The Rare Hubert Lignier - Domaine des Chezeaux - Experimental Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru 2014
1 bottle available
 
Domaine des Chezeaux are the largest owners of the Grand Cru Griotte-Chambertin. As you know their parcel is farmed en metayage by Ponsot with one third of the wine returned to Chezeaux and released under their own label.
 
However, in 2014, a small quantity of grapes were taken from Griotte-Chambertin and supplied to Domaine Hubert Lignier to vinify. Perhaps Chezeaux had an inkling of what was to occur at Domaine Ponsot or with such a big holding they were looking for interesting/better/alternative options.
 
Just one barrel was produced by Hubert Lignier. As the importer of Domaine des Chezeaux we have been granted 6 bottles of this experimental Griotte-Chambertin from 2014. I was going to keep them all but have decided I will keep 2 bottles and make 4 available to clients.
 
The wine is not inexpensive but it is very rare. I am told from vintage 2015 the wine will be commercialized and I will have a better allocation. However, for the moment the 2014 is a first-off experimental wine and something that almost never occurs in Burgundy.

The wine is not on our website. To order contact Asaf on (03) 9326 5737.

$675.00 a Bottle 
 

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