1999 Domaine Hubert Lignier Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
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DescriptionDomaine Hubert Lignier Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France 1999
ANTONIO GALLONIThe 1999 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru has an intense nose, a mixture of red and black fruit intermingling with white pepper and clove. Perhaps this is not quite as complex as I expected. The palate is medium-bodied and supple, red cherries mixed with black plum, fine acidity, slightly brawny in style but you cannot help taking another sip.
BURGHOUNDThis is still relatively primary though there are the first traces of secondary development in evidence on the earthy and gamy red and dark pinot fruit aromas. There is excellent volume to the exceptionally rich, powerful and lush medium weight plus flavors that possess excellent finishing depth and length. There is so much richness that it could certainly be approached now with pleasure though I will continue to hold my bottles as there is some additional upside development potential remaining. Note that one other recent bottle displayed a noticeably lactic character on the nose and tired and flat flavors. Why I cannot say as the two bottles came out of the same case. Yet another bottle was like the first and absolutely brilliant.