hubert lignier, morey-saint-denis premier cru, la riotte 2017
DECANTER
94
VINOUS
92

2017 hubert lignier, morey-saint-denis premier cru, la riotte

Why We're Buying

Domaine Hubert Lignier La Riotte excels because it's a genuine expression of the terroir. The father and son team doesn't use chemical insecticides or weed killers, ensuring a traditional and organic final product. This pinot noir ranks among the most expensive and sought-after investments from Morey-Saint-Denis La Riotte.

Critics Scores

DECANTER
94

Decanter

The clay soils of this premier cru come into their own in a hot year like 2017, producing a wine that's fine, plush and aromatic. With 20% stems and 25% new wood adding well-judged layers of complexity, this finishes with freshness and savoury tannins. Drinking Window 2023 - 2027.

VINOUS
92

Vinous

The 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis La Riotte is aged in one-third new oak and includes 20% whole bunches. It has an expressive bouquet with touches of mint that infuse the vibrant red fruit. The dense, fresh palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip on the entry and hints of sour cherry toward the edgy finish. Good potential here.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The supplest, most open-knit of Lignier's premiers crus from Morey, the 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru La Riotte bursts with aromas of plummy fruit, red currants, subtle spices and rose hip. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, supple and expansive, with a layered mid-palate, fine but chalky tannins and a saline finish. This will win friends in its youth.