‘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’

90-92 points

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.

 

(LG3916)

Grape Variety Pinot Noir
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Domaine Hubert Lignier
SKU LG3916