2013 Morey-St Denis, Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Lignier-Michelot

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Made from three plots averaging over 50 years old. There is considerable weight of fruit and a sense of luxury, sitting on the cusp of red and black fruit with really impressive density. Hard to do better at village level. Jasper Morris, MW - Wine Buyer Virgile went through the vineyards 15 days before harvest, removing the leaves on the south side and taking away anything that was rotten. This kept his crop in good condition so he could afford to wait for full ripeness, not starting until 11th October. He then practised very gentle extraction to keep the tannins supple. He compares 2013 to