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2017 Lignier, H. Clos de la Roche
Distict / Appellation: Clos de la Roche
Item No. 6s218
About This WineLignier's Clos de la Roche is often mentioned in the same breath as the appellation's other benchmarks - Ponsot, Dujac, and Leroy.
Compared to these, Lignier's Clos de la Roche is the most unmediated rendering of the Grand Cru. It's this quality that really wows. It's a wine of class and elegance, without artifice.
Clos de la Roche sits on a rock-hard layer of limestone with a thin layer of topsoil. Lignier's parcels are in two different climats, Monts Luisants and Les Fremieres. The vines are 50-60 years old.
Lignier's Clos de la Roche captures the Grand Cru in all of its rugged majesty. It's a wine of perfumed berry fruit with spice, earthy, dark floral tones, and a firm, stony minerality.
The 2017 is a Clos de la Roche for purists. It offers up a full-throttle intensity and, above all, finesse. You have expansive power with an insane amount of complexity and length married to a racy weightlessness. The combination is absolutely lovely.
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