Delicious Burgundy from Lignier-Michelot

If autumn gives us the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” then the good news is that in 2012 the vignerons of Burgundy have prevailed (after a difficult spring) to make a vintage of very fine wine, indeed some great wines; albeit from reduced yields (which is the bad news). With that in mind, the majority of wines in Seckford’s offer below is offered in 6-bottle cases. A very limited number of magnums and jeroboams are available from Virgile Lignier; all the wines below will be allocated as fairly as possible while stock remains.


VIRGILE LIGNIER-MICHELOT

2012 Morey Saint Denis ‘En la Rue de Vergy’ ~ £300 per 12ib
or £175 per 3 magnums ib
Wine Advocate (Dec 2013) 88-90 points. Has a delicate nose at first that opens nicely with aeration to reveal rounded raspberry and fresh strawberry scents, hints of incense developing in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a supple, fleshy opening. This is very generous in the mouth, feels nice and broad with languid red berry, peppery fruit on the finish. This combines approachability and breeding.

2012 Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Les Chenevery ~ £245 per 6ib
or £275 per 3 magnums ib, or £195 per jeroboam ib
Wine Advocate (Dec 2013) 90-92 points. From Virgile’s 0.60-hectare parcel that straddles the village and premier cru appellation. It has a spicier bouquet than the other premier crus, perhaps a little more introverted at first but opening with aeration. The palate is very smooth and opulent, quite sensual in the mouth with good concentration, although it just needs a little more tension and nervosite to counterbalance the untrammelled fruit on the finish. Fine.

2012 Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Les Faconnières ~ £245 per 6ib
or £275 per 3 magnums ib, or £195 per jeroboam ib
Wine Advocate (Dec 2013) 92-94 points. 50% whole cluster fruit with 30 to 40% new oak. It has a heady, perfumed, floral bouquet with touches of crème de cassis, violet and wild heather that is beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, gently gripping tannins and well-judged acidity. It shows a little more backbone than the other Morey premier crus on the finish and will probably possess more longevity once bottled.

2012 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Cuvée Jules ~ £265 per 6ib
Wine Advocate (Dec 2013) 91-93 points. A refined, mineral driven bouquet that opens beautifully with little encouragement. The palate is silky smooth on the entry, very harmonious with dark cherries, blackcurrant and a touch of bergamot. The 50-60% whole cluster adds a little freshness on the finish. This is very classy.

2012 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru ~ £645 per 6ib
or £670 per 3 magnums ib, or £475 per jeroboam ib
Wine Advocate (Dec 2013) 93-95 points. 50% whole cluster and 50% new oak and it comes from the domaine’s own vines supplemented by purchased fruit. It has a very elegant bouquet that is quite Vosne-like in style: red berries, minerals and dried petals. The palate is medium-bodied with a dense, solid opening. There is impressive matiere here: a firm grip and equipped with a composed yet weighty finish that will require 5-6 years to fully mature. Good potential.


  • In bond price includes shipping to Melton (autumn 2014), but not the subsequent charges of excise duty, delivery & VAT. Prevailing rates will be charged at time of clearance from bond.
  • Wine kept in storage will be subject to Seckford Wines’ annual Terms & Conditions of its Customer Storage Service.
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Please do contact me to order (or via here) – thank you.

James Maitland
01394 446610 (Mon-Fri)
james@seckfordwines.co.uk
Wine List Last Updated: 22/07/2014 17:25:40