2018 Domaine Georges Lignier Clos de la Rochie

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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JM 94
JM 94

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, March 2020

(91-94 points) The Georges Lignier plots are scattered throughout Clos de la Roche, mostly in Mochamps and Chabiots. Medium depth of purple. This is cooler, fresher wine, with noticeably more precision, with some wood...


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 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Today, we have the pleasure of featuring the exquisite 2018 Domaine Georges Lignier Clos de la Rochie. Hailing from the renowned Burgundy region of France, this red wine is a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the winemakers at Domaine Georges Lignier.

In the glass, this Pinot Noir displays a captivating ruby red hue that immediately catches the eye. Its rich color hints at the depth and complexity that awaits within each sip. The nose is a symphony of aromas, with notes of dark cherries, blackberries, and raspberries dancing alongside hints of earthy undertones. As the wine opens up, delicate floral scents of violet and rose petals emerge, adding an elegant touch to the bouquet.

On the palate, the 2018 Domaine Georges Lignier Clos de la Rochie showcases its true character. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced, this wine offers a harmonious blend of fruit, acidity, and tannins. The flavors of ripe cherries and blackberries take center stage, supported by subtle hints of vanilla and spice. The wine's freshness and precision are immediately apparent, thanks to the cooler climate of the Cote de Nuits sub-region where the vineyard is located.

One notable characteristic of this wine is the presence of wood tannins, a trait often found in wines from the Clos de la Roche vineyard. These tannins lend structure and complexity to the wine, enhancing its overall depth and longevity. The finish is delightfully ripe and lingering, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

Renowned wine expert Jasper Morris has awarded the 2018 Domaine Georges Lignier Clos de la Rochie an impressive score of 94 points. Morris describes the wine as cooler and fresher, with remarkable precision and wood tannins behind, which are typical for this esteemed vineyard.

In conclusion, the 2018 Domaine Georges Lignier Clos de la Rochie is a truly exceptional red wine that embodies the elegance and finesse of Burgundy. With its captivating aromas, balanced palate, and impressive aging potential, this wine is a must-try for any wine enthusiast. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for years to come, this Pinot Noir is sure to leave a lasting impression.