2017 Les Languettes Grand Cru Thibault Liger-Belair
|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
Firm reduction presently dominates the underlying fruit. Otherwise there is excellent richness, size weight and mid-palate concentration on the large-scaled flavors that exude evident minerality on the focused, linear and solidly persistent finish. This needs to develop better depth but the structured finish makes clear that this is quite backward and in need of time to evolve. Drinking range: 2024 - Rating: 90-93 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jun 2019)
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The 2017 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru comes from vines planted in the 1940s in Les Longuettes and comprises just two barrels. There is a slight reduction on the nose that makes it difficult to read now. The palate is very promising with a fine bead of acidity, good concentration, a slightly waxy texture and a persistent, brioche-tinged finish. One to watch. Drinking range: 2020 - 2034 Rating: 91-93 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Jan 2019)
Thibault Liger-Belair Successeurs
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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