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Domaine Hubert Lignier Nuits St Georges Les Poisets 2011

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This, too, is a recent acquisition by the domaine. This small parcel is planted to vines that are fifty-five years of age (as of 2012). The site is in a superb location sitting just beneath the great 1er Cru "Les Cailles". The first vintage produced by the Ligniers is 2010.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Domaine Hubert Lignier
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Wine AdvocateThe sophomore 2011 Nuits-St-Georges Poisets was purchased by a consortium of five friends of Laurent Lignier in February 2010. What attracted them is a plot of vines planted just after the war that yield small, often millerande berries. The bouquet is very pure with a lifted bouquet of dark cherries and a touch of yellow plum, hints of chalk developing just behind. The palate is medium-bodied with a tannic entry. This is a masculine Nuits-St-Georges that is powerful in the mouth, but well-balanced and endowed with a surfeit of freshness on the finish. But it needs three or four years to lose its nascent rusticity. Drink 2016-2023.

Neal Martin, August 2013