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Domaine Georges Lignier 2017 Grand Cru Red Burgundies. 
Get your order in today and take advantage of our 25% Pre Arrival Offer
  
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.

Overnight we received details of the new 2017 vintage along with tasting notes for some of the wines from the English critics.
So today we present the three big guns from the domaine. Instead of the usual 15% Pre Arrival Discount we offer the wines at an early bird 25% Pre Arrival Discount. There are some big savings to be had on these popular wines if you get your order in quickly.
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2017
750ml Landed Price $483.95
Normal Pre Arrival Price $411.50
Special Today $362.95
1500ml MAGNUM Landed Price $975.00
Normal Pre Arrival Price $829.00
Special Today $730.00
 
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Tim Atkin MW:
Yields were reduced by 30% because of the hail, which may have contributed to the greater concentration here. Spread over six parcels, the Lignier holdings add up to 1ha overall. This is less reductive than the Clos St-Denis, with alluring Chambolle-like scents of rose and succulent red berry fruit, and a fine texture and weight with spicy, perfumed oak. Drinking Window 2024 - 2030. 95 Points

Jancis Robinson: Barrel sample. 30% whole bunch. 40% new oak. More protected from cold winds than Clos St-Denis.
Lightish cherry red. An aroma that is restrained but draws you in. Dark-red fruit, peppery, mineral and a little chalky. On the palate, really sinewy and almost but not quite lean, direct and precise and very fresh. The opposite of gourmand but satisfying in a health-promoting way. No fat. Much more in finesse than charm. Very long. 
Drink 2025-2035. 
17+/20
Clos-St-Denis Grand Cru 2017
750ml Landed Price $385.95
Normal Pre Arrival Price $327.95
Special Today $289.50
1500ml MAGNUM Landed Price $780.00
Normal Pre Arrival Price $663.00
Special Today $585.00

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Tim Atkin MW: Divided between three parcels totalling 1.4ha, this grand cru was picked first in 2017, which is highly unusual for Clos St-Denis. It was still showing some meaty reduction in barrel, but has appealing strawberry sweetness, subtle 40% new oak and a bit of refreshing sap from 30% stems.
Drinking Window 2024 - 2030. 
94 Points

Jancis Robinson: Barrel sample. 'Positive hail' because it was like nature's green harvest. 30% whole bunch. 40% new oak. 1.49 ha (3.7 acres). He is the biggest owner of the 6.3 ha (15.7 acres) grand cru. 45- to 70-year-old vines, always blended.
Mid crimson. Dark fruited and spicy, balanced by a lifted stemmy freshness. Chewy but fineboned tannins, really dry and has elegance in a whole-bunch style. Aromatic and with a dry chalky texture on the mid palate that increases the freshness. Has both delicacy in the texture and power in the length. Difficult to describe. Winemaker Benoît Stehly finds blood orange in this wine and I agree when he suggests it. Lovely subtle aromas. Drink 2025-2035. 17.5/20

Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2017
750ml Landed Price $603.50
Normal Pre Arrival Price $512.95
Special Today $454.50
1500ml MAGNUM Landed Price $1215.00
Normal Pre Arrival Price $1033.00
Special Today $910.00
 
Lignier Bonnes-Mares Label Tim Atkin MW:  
Benoît Stehly's 0.24ha block is on the Chambolle side of the grand cru - as nearly everyone's is - but he says the iron-rich red soils have more in common with Morey-St-Denis. Fermented with 30% whole bunches, this is meaty and a little reductive right now, but the underlying fruit is supple, plush and textured, with glossy tannins and stylish 40% new wood.
Drinking Window 2025 - 2030. 
94 Points

Jancis Robinson: 
Barrel sample. No hail. Vines from his great grandmother. 30% whole bunch. 40% new oak. Planted 1930 - they need to replace some vines - average age is 70 years. Old vines are less affected by trunk diseases such as esca, ie they are affected but not generally killed by it because their lower vigour can cope with less sap flow. On top of a small quarry. Limestone and a more feminine style of Bonnes Mares. 0.29 ha (0.72 acres). Very small yield.
 
Light cherry red. Much sweeter and more red fruited than the Clos de la Roche with a touch of oak spice. Smells more gourmand, richer, fuller in the mouth and rounded with a very nice freshness at the core. Lovely balance between the generous fruit and the precise vibrant acidity. Very long. Finely textured, compact tannins clothed in bright fruit. Drink 2025-2035. 
17.5/20
The wines are not yet on our website. To order email tracey @grandmillesime.com.au or by telephone (03) 9326 5737. 

Cheers,
Darren

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Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2015
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Most famous for their Bonnes-Mares and their 'Clos Marion', the family business of Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair was founded about 1979 when Jean-Louis Fougeray, the father of the current owners, a man who by day worked in administration and by night tending his vines, made his very first cuvée. It was from a quarter hectare of Marsannay vines - in the family since 1972 - this was the start for Domaine Fougeray.

Today we feature the domaine's unique Bonnes-Mares. Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair are the only makers to bottle a Bonnes-Mares purely from the Morey-St-Denis side.

Of the 15.06 hectares of the Grand Cru Bonnes-Mares only 1.53 hectares lie in Morey-St-Denis. Interestingly there used to be a little more on the Morey side but as it was inside the walls of Clos de Tart, and belonged to the same owner, it was reclassified as Clos de Tart in 1965.

This is not just an unique wine but also of super quality. A little patience in the cellar will be amply rewarded.

Darren Harris: There is only one maker of Bonnes-Mares from the Morey side and that is Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair. They farm 1.20 hectares of the old Clair-Dau vineyard and bottle the wine without any Chambolle fruit. (The other 0.32 hectares is blended with Chambolle Grapes in Bruno Clair's Bonnes-Mares). Needless to say that makes for an interesting and rare wine that few serious drinkers have had the pleasure to taste.
 
A powerful nose of dark fruits - blackberry, blackcurrant, cherries, violets, fresh oak. Gentle spice and a hint of marzipan. Great extract on the palate. It is structured, masculine and long. Indeed powerful, with a impressive tannin driven finish. Like all Bonnes-Mares this wine cries out for some time in the cellar. Seriously good!

Normally $559.00
Special $475.00

To order at the special price please email tracey@grandmillesime.com.au
 

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