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Georges Lignier Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2016 (750ML)

$189.99
SKU:
GLIBONMAB6B
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Vintage:
2016
Format:
750ML
Appellation:
Bonnes Mares
Stock Status:
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Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

17+ JR / 92-94 VM

Planted 1926. On top of a small quarry. Limestone and a more feminine style of Bonnes Mares. 0.29 ha. Very small yield. ‘I used an old plastic tank. Quite cold maceration at first. Cool, long fermentation’, says winemaker Benoît Stehly. Glowing red/ruby. Very floral – roses? Very different from most Bonnes Mares. Light and lifted. In 2016 with a salty end. Marked acidity and relatively light-bodied. So unusual. Dry finish. Jancis Robinson

(these vines on red soil in Chambolle-Musigny date back to 1926, with an average age of at least 70 years, according to Stehly; three barrels made, vs. a normal five): Bright medium red. Rather backward aromas of raspberry, menthol and spices convey a cool, lightly medicinal aspect. Densely packed and fresh, with a captivating sweetness perfectly countered by a salty element. The raspberry fruit is perfumed by dried rose petal and spicy soil tones. Finishes with terrific subtle floral length and lift. Stehly had previously harvested these vines late because he thought the fruit needed to be very mature, but he picked early in 2016 owing to the frost and liked the results so much that he may pick earlier in the future. Due to the small crop, Stehly vinified this wine in a small plastic tank and was unable to increase the fermentation temperature above 26 degrees C. (he prefers 30); this no doubt partly accounts for the wine's cooler perfume. Stephen Tanzer – Vinous Media

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