BOURGOGNE ROUGE

2017 Les Grands Chaillots Thibault Liger-Belair

EN PRIMEUR

Thibault has really refined this great value wine in 2017. Some of this fruit comes from Chambolle - he uses 20% whole bunch in 2017 and the very slow, delicate vinification avoids pigeage. 20% new wood. The results are super, a delicate and supple fruit weight builds here - there is gentle drive and great intensity. From an easy attack with some pep and the slow-burning gentle fruit - the wine builds up to a fully satisfying, sleekly elegant Pinot Noir. Clever stuff and very good to taste. Drinking range: 2021 - 2027L&S(Jan 2019)

In Bond

75cl bottles (case of 12)

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Mid crimson. Quite firm for a Bourgogne and darker-fruited than most. Extremely fine tannins, nicely dry and rather subtle. Not as aromatic as some but all in harmony. Drinking range: 2020 - 2025 Rating: 16 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2019)

(20% whole cluster). A very fresh nose offers up a mix of various red berries cut with earth and a floral element. The supple, round and nicely vibrant lighter weight flavors possess an attractive texture though the dusty finish is short and clipped. It’s hard to predict whether this will harmonize before it’s bottled. Drinking range: 2020 - Rating: 85-87 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2019)

2017 Bourgogne Rouge, Les Grands Chaillots, looked Nuits-Saint-Georges-shaped and while it is not the longest wine there was a lot of mid-palate depth and sweetness which belied the extremely fair price. Rating: 17+ Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com(Jan 2019)

The 2017 Bourgogne Grand Chaillots, named after the lieu-dit, contains some lots of declassified Nuits Saint-Georges and Chambolle-Musigny. It has a well defined bouquet of blackberry and briar aromas, maybe just a bit pinched at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, fine acidity and gentle grip toward the finish. Very fine. Drinking range: 2019 - 2024 Rating: 87-89 Neal Martin, vinous.com(Jan 2019)

The lack of the word 'domaine' in the name signals that this is a négociant wine from Thibault Liger-Belair. On the whole Thibault buys grapes having tended the vines with his own team, so that the wines are domaine wines in all but name.

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