- Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Grands Chaillots 2012 Product #29163 (In Stock)
A very Nuits St George-like nose of savory meat, smoke, warm stones, and high-toned cherry and redcurrant fruit. On the palate this is wonderfully pure and elegant with red fruit, floral and spice flavors gliding along in a lacy, elegant, textured, wine that turns lightly tangy and floral on the finish. Mouthwatering acids carry the floral and red fruit flavors along a fresh and juicy finish where very fine, ripe, tannins give support. There's certainly more to come here with a little time in decanter or cellar, but it's already very hard to resist.
- Thibault Liger-Belair NSG 1er Cru Les Georges 2012 Product #29165 (In Stock)
"Dark red stone fruits, black plums, spices, menthol and tar meld together in the 2012 Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Saint Georges. This is a decidedly ripe, racy Saint Georges that nicely balances fruit and structure. Raw and intense, the 2012 comes across as much less polished than the other wines in this range, especially the Grand Crus. Thibault Liger-Belair has been at the forefront of pushing for Les Saint Georges to be upgraded to a Grand Cru site. There are some years in which Les Saint Georges can hold its own with the Grand Crus in this range, but 2012 does not appear to be one of them." Antonio Galloni 92-94 points
"This is aromatically cool to the point of being almost mute though aggressive swirling eventually liberates the reluctant, pure and restrained aromas of dried flowers, earth, red currant and discreet spice nuances. There is outstanding intensity and detail to the almost painfully intense medium-bodied and overtly powerful flavors that enjoy impressive mid-palate concentration before concluding in a driving, firm, austere slightly rustic finish that is very Nuits in character. I very much like the depth of the underlying material and there is already fine finishing complexity. This should be excellent if you have the patience."Allen Meadows 93 points
"Slightly reduced aromas of black and red fruits, leather and minerals. Dense and thick, with terrific sappy intensity and complex soil character. At another level of complexity in the way it combines deeply pitched earth tones and high-pitched flowers and minerals. Wonderfully tactile wine with an explosive finish. This was the last to finish its malolactic fermentation, at the end of September. Liger-Belair is one of the leaders of an ongoing effort to have this vineyard elevated to grand cru status, and this wine could make his point."International Wine Cellar 92-95 points