Arriving in 2 weeks. Georges Lignier 2016 Burgundy Pre Arrival Offer. The Big Gun Grand Crus

 

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Domaine Georges Lignier 2016 Grand and Premier Cru Red Burgundies. Arriving in 2 weeks
  
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.

The 2016's from Domaine Georges Lignier arrive in two weeks. There is still time to order at Pre Arrival Prices and save 15%.
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2016
Landed Price $455.95
Pre Arrival Price $387.50
 
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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
Vinous: Stephen Tanzer: 
(the estate owns five plots on a range of different soil, with the vines averaging about 60 years of age): Moderately saturated medium red. Aromas of cherry, strawberry and raspberry accented by brown spices; the nose suggests a bigger wine than the Clos Saint-Denis. The large-scaled and deeper in the mouth but tightly wound, with its red fruit flavors complicated by soil-driven notes of menthol, stone, dried flowers, spices and underbrush. A bit more powerful and tannic than the Clos Saint-Denis, this wine will also require a minimum of five or six years of aging upon release. 91-94 Points

Clos-St-Denis Grand Cru 2016
Landed Price $363.50
Pre Arrival Price $308.95

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
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Tim Atkin MW: The domaine's holdings of Clos St Denis are comparatively extensive at 1.49 hectares. This was showing a little reduction when I tasted it in Burgundy and again in London, so it needs time in bottle. Showing the classic freshness of the Grand Cru, it's a balanced, subtle, focused wine with loganberry and red cherry fruit and savoury tannins. 2026-34. 94 Points

Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2016
Landed Price $567.95
Pre Arrival Price $482.95
 
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
Tim Atkin MW: Despite the fact that his domaine is based in Morey-St-Denis, Benoit Stehly's 0.22 hectares are on the Chambolle side of the Grand Cru on red soils. This is the most impressive of his three Grand Cru bottlings in 2016. It's another wine that needs time, showing some reduction and firmish tannins, but the underlying fruit is sweet and well balanced. 2026-36. 95 Points

Vinous: Stephen Tanzer: 
(these vines on red soil in Chambolle-Musigny date back to 1926, with an average age of at least 70 years, according to Stehly; three barrels made, vs. a normal five): Bright medium red. Rather backward aromas of raspberry, menthol and spices convey a cool, lightly medicinal aspect. Densely packed and fresh, with a captivating sweetness perfectly countered by a salty element. The raspberry fruit is perfumed by dried rose petal and spicy soil tones. Finishes with terrific subtle floral length and lift. Stehly had previously harvested these vines late because he thought the fruit needed to be very mature, but he picked early in 2016 owing to the frost and liked the results so much that he may pick earlier in the future. Due to the small crop, Stehly vinified this wine in a small plastic tank and was unable to increase the fermentation temperature above 26 degrees C. (he prefers 30); this no doubt partly accounts for the wine's cooler perfume. 92-94 Points
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Combottes 2016
Landed Price $261.95
Pre Arrival Price $222.50
 
Lignier Combottes Label 96 Vinous: Stephen Tanzer: 
(Lignier is aging this wine--and his grand crus--in 40% new oak): Moderately saturated bright red. Deep, alluring aromas of cherry and crushed stone. A step up in intensity and penetration from the Clos des Ormes, offering juicy, savory flavors of strawberry, cherry, spices and stone. Nicely delineated, juicy premier cru with a firm spine and terrific floral length. Really captures the salty minerality of this well-placed premier cru. 90-93 Points

Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Clos des Ormes 2016 
Landed Price $261.95
Pre Arrival Price $222.50
Lignier Georges Ormes Label Darren Harris: 
Nose of plums, spice, vanilla. Not particularly dark as is typical of Benoit's wines but with many layers and nuances dancing across the palate. It combines the juice of 2016 with rose, red fruits, cool stoney minerality and a lovely, fine mouthfeel. Power and grace. Long and precise with a medium firm finish. 
To view the 2016's and order on our website click here.
To view all Georges Lignier wines including back vintages click here.
 
You can also order by email at luke@grandmillesime.com.au or by telephoning (03) 9326 5737. 

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More Grand Crus from Morey-St-Denis
 
We have numerous Grand Crus from Morey-St-Denis available.

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Dinner with Vincent Delcher, Export Manager of BVV. Project 49

Join Vincent Delcher, Export Manager for Bourgogne de Vigne et Verre, for a dinner and tasting of Burgundies focusing on the new 2016 vintage.

Vincent has hosted several dinners in Australia with us in the past and has always been a great ambassador for the wines of Burgundy.

The dinner will feature 13 wines from the BVV portfolio including 10 wines from the new 2016 vintage. We'll include 3 bottles of 2015 as a comparison.

The 2016 vintage is simply gorgeous. The wines are full of fruit, with moderate alcohol and lovely freshness. It is a classic vintage in the best sense. If you have not tasted the wines this dinner presents the perfect opportunity.

Five makers will be featured and we will finish off with a bracket including three highly rated Grand Crus.

The menu and wine list....
 
Kingfish carpaccio, compressed cucumber, pomegranate molasses, wild fennel
Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur Meursault 1er Cru Charmes 2016
Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur Meursault 1er Cru Perrieres 2016 
 
Salt baked celeriac risotto, roasted vegetable demi-glace
Domaine Christian Clerget Vosne-Romanee Les Violettes 2016
Domaine Christian Clerget Vosne-Romanee Les Violettes 2015
Domaine Philippe Cheron Vosne-Romanee Les Barreaux 2016
Domaine Philippe Cheron Vosne-Romanee Les Barreaux 2015
 
Grilled ox tongue, glazed baby beetroot, marsala sauce
Domaine Philippe Cheron Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Aux Murgers 2016 
Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2016 
Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes 2015 
 
Pine needle smoked duck breast, crushed kipfler potato, charred onions
Domaine Christian Clerget Echezeaux En Orveaux Grand Cru 2016
Domaine Georges Lignier Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Clos des Ormes 2016 
Domaine Georges Lignier Clos-St-Denis Grand Cru 2016
Domaine Georges Lignier Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2016
 
Délice de Bourgogne, Mahon, Membrillo
Date: Monday 29 October 2018
Time: 7pm
Venue: Project 49
107 Cambridge St, Collingwood 3066
Cost: $195.00 per person
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