At the outset, I would have been one of the first to underline the need to bury these wines in your cellar, and there was much anecdotal evidence (perhaps a hint of urban myth too) of wines that closed up tight. But I have to say that the 05s that have passed my lips this year, have been nothing short of stellar – clearly not mature drinking, but fabulously delicious drinking…
2005 Lignier-Michelot, Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes
Very deep colour – yet transparent – just! What a nose: a depth of wonderfully creamy dark fruit, with a faintly candied aspect that slowly becomes violet flowers. Fine, very ripe tannin. Beautifully balancing acidity is delivered for showcasing the concentration on offer, perhaps still with a hint of oak flavour in the finish. The finish is medium-plus, but everything else about this wine is better. Completely delicious, right now.
Rebuy – Yes