The Clos de la Roche 1999 from Hubert Lignier is still very youthful and a real powerhouse. In the bouquet intense dark fruits, cherries, liquorice, oriental spices and a hint of sous-bois. On the palate quite dense and dark fruit, it’s rich but also quite rustic with abundant tannins … really need time to unfold. Love the weight and minerality … but it is a very muscular wine currently. A big but classic Clos de la Roche … old school Hubert Lignier at it’s best .… Read the full article →
The Clos de la Roche 2002 from Hubert Lignier is still quite young and undeveloped. It’s made from 35 to 45 year old vines located in the parcel Monts Luisants – and the 2002 vintage is one of the very last made by Romain Lignier who sadly passed away in 2004. In the bouquet cherries and dark berries – but starting to show a few sweet red notes. On the palate quite tight with a fine concentration and length. The fruit is still young, dark and quite backward for a 2002 – with a strong backbone of tannins and acidity.… Read the full article →
The 1999 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er cru fom Hubert Lignier is an old school Lignier – dark, slightly rustic, pure and with a good terroir expression. In the nose mostly dark fruits, liquorice, and hints of tar. On the palate quite lush, rich and dense dark fruit. Nicely structured with good acidity and a fine underlaying minerality. It’s still very dark with quite some grip from the tannins – After two hours the tannins soften and red fruit notes starts to appear. Need approx 10 years or to reach a matured level.… Read the full article →
The Clos de la Roche 1999 from Hubert Lignier is still very youthful and a real powerhouse. In the bouquet sweet dark fruits, cherries, liquorice, oriental spices and a hint of forrest undergrowth. On the palate dense dark and ripe fruit, fine ripe tannins and a good backbone of minerality. Very powerful, but still quite refined – a classic Clos de la Roche and old school Hubert Lignier. Will not reach full maturity before 2020. What a great wine!
(Drink from 2022) Outstanding – 95p
Sips and Samples is a new format on Winehog.org. The idea is to present wines in a more informal way. This could be wines outside our areas, or wines tasted under relaxed or less than optimal conditions.
This week offered a tasting of some interesting wines. These wines were opened for a tasting the evening before, so I was tasting the leftovers approx 24 hours after the bottles were opened. Not optimal conditions … but still usefull.
The Clos de la Roche 2002 is an excellent effort from Hubert Lignier. Old school Lignier, quite dark aromas, but also some elements of sweet red fruit in the bouquet. No quite ready to drink, but there are some sweet mature notes on the palate, still the darker tones in the fruit are dominating the wine. Very fine balance and length a very fine rather traditional Burgundy.
(From 2017) Very Fine – 93p