The Lignier Clos de la Roche 1996 is a magnificent effort and is now fulfilling the great promise it showed in its youth. More forward than the bottle I tasted in 2014 … showing beautifully. In the nose layers of airy red berry fruit infused with delicate sous-bois notes, hints of truffle and a delicate earthy minerality. On the palate layers of airy fruit … weighty yet lightfooted due to the balancing acidity of the 1996 vintage. Offer fine depth and a lovely expression of the terrific Clos de la Roche terroir. A great wine for the vintage.
(Drink From 2017) – Outstanding (95p) – Tasted 28/10/2015.
Tasting Notes for this producer
- Hubert Lignier, Clos de la Roche 2002 October 24, 2018
- Hubert Lignier, Clos de la Roche 1997 January 1, 2018
- Hubert Lignier, Clos de la Roche 1996 December 19, 2015
- Hubert Lignier, Morey-Saint-Denis Tres Girard 2012 March 11, 2015
- Hubert Lignier, Clos de la Roche 1996 January 4, 2015
- Hubert Lignier, Morey-Saint-Denis Tres Girard 2011 March 4, 2014
- Hubert Lignier, Clos de la Roche 1999 November 7, 2013
- Hubert Lignier, Morey-Saint-Denis 1er cru VV. 2002 October 3, 2013
- Hubert Lignier, Clos de la Roche 2002 December 29, 2012
- Hubert Lignier, Clos de la Roche 2003 December 5, 2012
- Hubert Lignier, Morey-Saint-Denis 1er cru 1999 July 21, 2012
- Hubert Lignier, Clos de la Roche 1999 March 7, 2012
- Sips and Samples – week 43 – 2011 October 28, 2011
- Hubert Lignier, Clos de la Roche 2002 September 20, 2011
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