The Ligniers own just under half a hectare of 50-year-old vines in this great premier cru, which sits just above Clos-Saint-Denis on the slope. Les Chaffots is the muscular, brooding counterpart to the more elegant La Riotte, offering an immensity of structure and ruggedness of fruit that allows the wine to age effortlessly for decades. It is even profoundly mineral-driven with a deeper register to its spicy, meaty aromas, and an almost shocking intensity and concentration on the palate. This is rich and broad, but still amazingly graceful, beautifully old-school in its demeanor.
97 POINTS, Jeb Dunnuck. "A wine that’s going to rival or surpass the 2015, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée shows the quality of this awesome vintage with its deep, powerful, concentrated style. I find a certain 2010-like purity in this...
95 POINTS, Wine Spectator. "A dark style, offering a mix of plum, black currant and black cherry notes, infused with black tea, fruitcake and anise accents. Solidly built, vibrant and energetic from start to finish, this carries copious fruit easily...
Beautifully complex with wonderful depth of fruit and woody spice. Classic Bordeaux with dusty earth and freshness. We love the cocoa and cedar this wine brings to the table. A perfect complement to your next dinner party.