2018 Les Languettes Grand Cru Thibault Liger-Belair Successeurs

Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Aloxe Corton
Classification Grand Cru
Vineyard Corton Charlemagne

A restrained, cool and airy nose features notes of green apple, lemon rind and Chablis-like oyster shell nuances. There is reasonable mid-palate density to the delicious and vibrant middle weight flavors that brim with minerality on the lingering finish. This is still of course very young but it's somewhat one-dimensional and while more depth should certainly develop, it's hard to say how much. Drinking range: 2025 - Rating: 90-92 Allen Meadows, (Jun 2020)

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The 2018 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru comes from the lieu-dit of Les Longuettes. It has a well-defined, quite mineral-driven bouquet, crushed stone infusing the jasmine and yellow plum aromas. The palate is very well balanced, although I find that the new oak (50%) overpowers the terroir on the finish. Hopefully it will assimilate fully once in bottle. I will remain cautious for now. Drinking range: 2023 - 2036 Rating: 89-91 Neal Martin, (Jan 2020)

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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