2016 Domaine Georges Lignier Clos de la Rochie

Pinot Noir - 1.5L
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Vinous, January 2018

(91-94 points) The 2020 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou, matured in 60% new oak for an expected 12 months, is pleasantly reduced on the nose, opening up in the glass with intense black fruit laced with black olive and subtle...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Nuits
Appellation Morey St Denis
Sub-appellation Clos de la Roche
Vintage 2016
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2016 Domaine Georges Lignier Clos de la Rochie, a captivating Pinot Noir from the prestigious Burgundy region of France. This exquisite red wine is a true testament to the mastery and expertise of the renowned Domaine Georges Lignier.

With its deep ruby hue and an alluring sheen, this wine immediately captures the eye. The nose is a symphony of aromas, enticing the senses with a bouquet of ripe black fruits. Intense black cherry and blackberry notes take center stage, accompanied by subtle hints of black olive and a whisper of estuarine scents, adding a captivating complexity.

On the palate, the 2016 Domaine Georges Lignier Clos de la Rochie reveals its true elegance. Medium-bodied and beautifully balanced, it caresses the tongue with a velvety texture that is both refined and seductive. The flavors of black fruits persist, as well as a delicate touch of spice that adds depth and intrigue.

This Pinot Noir showcases the characteristics of its terroir in Morey St Denis, within the coveted sub-appellation of Clos de la Roche. The Cote de Nuits region is renowned for producing exceptional wines, and this offering from Domaine Georges Lignier is no exception. It truly exemplifies the essence of Burgundy winemaking.

The 2016 vintage has been highly acclaimed, and this wine continues to impress with its superb structure and gripping finish. The tannins are well-integrated, providing a solid backbone that promises excellent aging potential. With each sip, there is a delightful interplay between the vibrant fruitiness and a touch of salinity, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

In conclusion, the 2016 Domaine Georges Lignier Clos de la Rochie is a remarkable expression of Pinot Noir from one of Burgundy's finest producers. Its complexity, elegance, and remarkable balance make it a standout wine that will undoubtedly delight both connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.