Bourgogne Rouge 2012, Lignier-Michelot
This domaine is based in Morey and is run by Virgile Lignier. The RVF says that Virgile is trying to establish the domaine among the elite of Burgundy but his wines can err on the austere. Obviously he is having some success since the wines are stocked by many of the leading Anglo-Saxon merchants. This red Burgundy has a good, medium-depth, classic red-purple pinot colour. The nose is on unpicked autumn blackberries, violets, aniseed, hay and vanilla. Very appealing, both sweet and dry. There is ripe berry fruit. There is bon matiere.There are breakfast tea tannins. There is a brambley finish with a touch of black cherry and blood orange. There are loud murmurings of appreciation. For a simple Bourgogne this is a stupendous wine and awesome value. Scores 26/30 for a Bourgogne rouge.