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Domaine Hubert Lignier Clos de la Roche 2011


SKU 11182


This formidable Grand Cru has always been the standard bearer of the Lignier domaine. I frequently joke to Hubert Lignier that the only mistake I ever witnessed him commit was his decision to sell of his 1981 Clos de la Roche to negociants because he thought it wasn't up to his standards. This is a complete wine marked by somber black fruits and firm yet subtle tannins; it has exceptional breed and fine aging potential. Our personal collection dates back to the first vintage we purchased from Hubert Lignier: 1978 … and it is still a marvel to behold. The Ligniers own one hectare in Clos de la Roche.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Domaine Hubert Lignier
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru really puts the Charmes-Chambertin "11" in its place. Raised in 50% new oak, it offers much more complex, quite entrancing bouquet with perfumed red currant and wild strawberry scents laced with wilted rose petals and wet limestone. The palate is medium-bodied with an expressive, very well-defined entry and certainly impressive structure that exerts a gentle but insistent grip. There is a lovely silkiness here, the finish very composed and refined. Superb. Drink 2014-2028.

Neal Martin, August 2013