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98 Points, 97 Points, 95 Points - Incredible Scores!
Celebrate Australia Day with some absolute bargains
  
Every now and then I am little too enthusiastic with my purchases. A recent stock take showed we have a bit much Lignier 2016 Burgundies in stock.

At the same time I stumbled across some new reviews for a number of the wines. The publication The World of Fine Wine did a feature titled Laying Down: 2016 Burgundy and the Lignier wines received amazing scores outpointing many cult producers.They scored Lignier's Clos de la Roche an astonishing 98 Points, the Clos St-Denis 97 Points and the Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Combottes 95 Points (higher than most Grand Crus). The Bonnes-Mares was not part of the feature.

To celebrate the Australia Day weekend ahead and to clear more wine from the old warehouse we have some amazing deals for today.
We are offering the remaining stock at our cost. This is a once-only opportunity to purchase Grand Crus with super scores at absolute bargain prices.
Conditions relating to this offer:
1. First-in, first-served
2. Payment is required with order
3. The wines will be shipped as soon as we have a cool spell. We are trying to clear the old warehouse
As usual we offer free shipping within Australia for orders of 12 or more bottles from this offer. All wines are in stock.
To order at the special prices email darren@grandmillesime.com.au or luke@grandmillesime.com.au.
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2016
Normal Price $455.95
Australia Day Price $250.00
19 bottles available
 
Lignier Roche Label
The World of Fine Wine:  
Grippy, with plenty of tannin, but underneath there are seductive aromas of truffle, incense, and black fruit. Very, very good. 98 Points
 
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
Normal Price $363.50
Australia Day Price $199.95
20 bottles available

Lignier Clos-St-Denis labelThe World of Fine Wine: 
Beautiful, perfumed and balanced, with spice and incense, very aromatic and concentrated. Utterly seductive, and has some grip. To keep. 97 Points

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
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
Normal Price $567.95
Australia Day Price $299.95
9 bottles available
 
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
Normal Price $261.95
Australia Day Price $145.00
17 bottles available
 
Lignier Combottes Label 96
Sandwiched between the Grand Crus Latricieres-Chambertin, Charmes-Chambertin and Clos de la Roche this is one of my favourite vineyards and could easily be a Grand Cru if it was not for politics.

The World of Fine Wine: Dense and rich, lovely aromas, spice and earth. Complete, detailed and promising. 95 Points

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
Order by email to darren@grandmillesime.com.au or luke@grandmillesime.com.au or by telephoning (03) 9326 5737. 

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Darren

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Domaine Jean Chartron Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2015
Save $246.00 today
 
Domaine Jean Chartron continues to produce a range of White Burgundy that few can match. They are complex and stylish at all levels and are very well reviewed by the critics.
 
 At the old warehouse we have a case of Domaine Jean Chartron Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2015.
 
It is not really what I would typically call a Bin End but as we're in a sale mode we have another special offer. You may know that Chartron has a regular arrangement with Ramonet and they swap some grapes along the way. If my memory serves me correctly the fruit for Charton's Batard comes from Ramonet. I've never had the pleasure of comparing identical vintages but it would certainly be informative. Neither wine is easy to find, but as the importer I have the Chartron if anyone has some Ramonet.

Normally $645.00
Australia Day Price $399.00

To order at the special price email darren@grandmillesime.com.au or luke@grandmillesime.com.au

John Gilman, A View from the Cellar:
The 2015 Chartron family's Bâtard-Montrachet is more structured out of the blocks than the Corton Charlie, but this is also a higher octane wine and is really a powerful version of this cru in this vintage. The bouquet delivers a youthful blend of apple, pear, white flowers, chalky soil tones and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is very deep, powerful and full-bodied, with a rock solid core, sound framing acids and a very long, youthful and muscular finish. Jean-Michel Chartron trades grapes with another famous neighbor for his Bâtard grapes, and though I did not visit this other estate on this trip, I would guess that they started picking just a bit later than the Chartrons in 2015. 2017-2035. 93 Points
 
William Kelley, Wine Advocate:
The 2015 Batard Montrachet Grand Cru wafts from the glass with a dramatic bouquet of peach, tangerine, iodine, beeswax and white flowers. On the palate, the wine is textural, broad and powerful, with chewy extract, imposing density and good grip on the succulent finish. This is a full-bodied, authoritative Bâtard which needs a bit of time in the cellar. 93+ Points
 

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