Lignier-Michelot Morey Saint Denis Les Façonnières 2006 750ml - SPIRITED Wines
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Lignier-Michelot Morey Saint Denis Les Façonnières 2006 750ml
SKU: 32542

Lignier-Michelot Morey Saint Denis Les Façonnières 2006



The style of the Lignier-Michelot wines is dramatic and opulent, with sappy cores of fruit, excellent expressions of terroir, and the balance and structure to allow graceful aging in the cellar.
International Wine Cellar
  • st91

Good full red. Redcurrant and licorice on the nose, along with the musky oak quality shown by virtually all of these 2006s today. Fat and pliant, with enticing sweetness to its flavors of red fruits, brown spices and truffle. The sweet, tongue-dusting tannins arrive late, allowing the fruit to open nicely and carry well. Began a bit lacking in lift but seemed to gain in grip as it opened in the glass. The 2007 may be more precise but this is considerably fatter.

Stephen Tanzer, March 1, 2009
Wine Advocate
  • wa90

From old vines in a clay-rich site just north of far larger Les Millandes, the Lignier-Michelot 2006 Morey-St.-Denis Les Faconnieres smells of smoky black tea, resin, sassafras, plum and black raspberry. Bitter herbal pungency and persistent smokiness accent the sweet fruit while fine-grained but abundant tannins suggest a firm structure for 6-8 years aging. This finishes with the energy and brightness kicked to the next level from that already displayed by so many of the wines in this collection.

David Schildknecht, December 2009
Wine Spectator
  • ws90

This red hints at a core of black cherry, yet remains austere and firm at this stage. All the components are in the right proportion, so give this time to unwind. Best from 2011 through 2020.

Bruce Sanderson, 2009