What the Critics say
‘The 2016 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Blanchards was completely destemmed and matured in 342-liter barrels. It has a very composed bouquet with blackberry, raspberry, cranberry leaf and tobacco aromas all neatly intertwined. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe redcurrant and cranberry fruit on the entry, quite saline in the mouth that really get that saliva flowing toward the finish. Give this 3 or 4 years in bottle. At the moment it is not quite as expressive as Cyprien Arlaud's Les Blanchards, although it is not far off. Drink 2021-2035’
Neal Martin, robertparker.com
This 66 ares vineyard lies just below the Grand Cru of Clos des Lambrays and the village. The vines are all 40+ years old and the soil is stony, silty and drains well, making a wine that is delicate and sensual. This is the smallest 1er Cru in Morey and is dead centre of the appellation and so is a perfect example.
Father and son Hubert and Laurent Lignier manage this 9-hectare estate in Morey-Saint-Denis. They practice organic practices to create a perfect balance for the vine’s growth. Their wines are fresh, fine and elegant Burgundies thanks to the very little intervention in the cellar.
|Grape Variety||Pinot Noir|
|Brand||Domaine Hubert Lignier|