2005 Georges Lignier Clos-Saint-Denis Grand Cru

Year: 2005
Appellation: Cote de Nuits
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
Burghound: 93
Red Wine
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GREAT VINTAGE, 12 YEARS OLD AND HAVE JUST NOW ENTERED PRIME WINDOW OF DRINK ABILITY....DRINK NOW OR CELLAR FOR MANY YEARS!

"A muscular red, yet with a core of flowers, sweet blackberry and spice aromas and flavors. The structure is dominant now, but the potential is indicated by the long, sweet aftertaste of raspberry and Asian spices. Best from 2015 through 2032. 25 cases imported.–BS " (WS)

"An exceptionally pretty if serious mix of red berry and mostly black pinot plus plenty of earth influence can be found on the round, rich and very suave full-bodied flavors that possess ample volume and excellent underlying material that explode on the velvety and energetic finish. This is terrific and delivers style, punch and grace." (BH)

Winery Notes:
Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru: At 1.4 hectares, the domaine is the largest single proprietor of this great vineyard (total of 6.6 hectares in size), which is slightly elevated on the slope compared to its immediate neighbors. This setting receives a more significant downdraft of air from the “sousbois” above which keeps the vines cooler and yields a wine of exceptional elegance and balance. The Georges Lignier vines cover two parcels, with vines in one planted 70 years ago, and the vines in the other parcel planted 50 years ago. Benoit Stehly renders a supremely fine example of the complex character of this renowned vineyard which has feline grace to its presence that is seductive and alluring – a wine that shines when married to the finest of cuisine.