Hubert Lignier Gevrey Chambertin Regnard 2018 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
89-91 VM / 88-90 WA
Regnard is a south-facing site in the southern sector of Gevrey-Chambertin, and the Ligniers are in contract to access a parcel of Pinot Noir here between 40 and 70 years of age. 2017 marks the first vintage it was bottled separately, and Laurent decided to de-stem it entirely to preserve its purity of fruit. Indeed, this is a fresh, silken wine with intense minerality and marked tension—a wonderful counterpoint to the more somber “Les Seuvrées” below. Its modest 20% new oak is all but invisible even now.
Old vines, millerandage, one third whole bunch. Attractive pink purple. Succulent raspberry, then some strawberry behind, beautifully juicy, just the right acidity with a fine fresh finish. The fruit is clearly ripe but perfectly balanced, very persistent. Tasted: November 2019 Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
Scents of raspberries, cherries, plums and licorice introduce the 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Regnard (négoce), a medium to full-bodied, supple and open-knit wine that's succulent and charming, structured around refined tannins. This will drink well comparatively young. –William Kelley, The Wine Advocate