2015 Domaine Hubert Lignier Morey St. Denis (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1326468 88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Morey-Saint-Denis Village, a blend of two parcels, was raised in around 20% new oak and was completely de-stemmed. It has a perfumed, quite floral bouquet with kirsch, wild raspberry and hints of orange blossom that gain vigor in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy red berry fruit, the tannins a little rigid at first. However, it seems to mellow in the glass and offers veins of spice towards the finish that needs to succor more body and density. Again, give this a couple of years in bottle.(NM)  (12/2016)

87-90 points Vinous

 two-thirds from purchased fruit, from vines on the north side of the village): Bright, dark red. Aromas of black cherry complicated by game and crushed rock reminded me more of Gevrey-Chambertin than of Morey. Less sweet and open than the Très Girard but still with a fairly supple texture to its flavors of cranberry, licorice and spices. Finishes classically dry, firmly tannic and a bit youthfully tight.(ST)  (1/2017)

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