2018 Aux Réas Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair
|Sub-district||Côte de Nuits|
From a vineyard with very little earth above active limestone. It has the lively velvet feel - a tapestry of little reds berries with a sense of lively flavour density - Eric says he feels it is a similar style to the Corvée de Villy. L&S (Nov 2019)
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The 2018 Vosne-Romanée Aux Réas is the last wine that is still aged in the family’s maison in Nuits Saint-Georges. It contains no whole cluster. The tightly packed bouquet has touches of brown spice infusing the red berry fruit. The palate is sweet on the entry, offering lightly spiced red fruit mixed with tangerine and quince, and slightly confit in style, with a touch of menthol toward the finish. It just needs to calm down a little. Drinking range: 2022 - 2037 Rating: 88-90 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Jan 2020)
Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair
Thibault Liger-Belair has two hectares in Les Saint Georges, the vineyard which gives Nuits the rest of its name, and 60 ares out of a total of 4 hectares of the Grand Cru Richebourg, as well as a good holding in the Clos Vougeot and some well-placed village wines. The vineyards are a good start, but it is Thibault himself who has catapulted this domaine straight into the very top echelons of Côte de Nuits domaines from his first vintage (2002). Thibault was trained as an oenologist but first worked as a wine buyer. He has come to wine making with a wide experience of wine buying, and has had the advantage of having discussed wine-making for many years, with the benefit of his oenological background, with some of the best winemakers of the world. Viticulture is biodynamic (since 2005), yields low but not ludicrously low, everything is pragmatic, so that he should be doing just what is necessary and no more. He uses 40-50% new wood maximum. The wines are bright, pure, focused, aromatic and elegant without lacking anything in the way of stuffing.
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