2019 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

Very rich body, some spiciness, all the Charlemagne drive and power surging in under the initial sweetness and baby fat - lovely texture and length. Drinking range: 2023 - 2030 L&S (Oct 2020)

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(2 barrels made). Firm reduction dominates what appears to be ripe fruit trimmed in evident wood. The rich and relatively full-bodied flavors possess a succulent texture while the stony finish is shaped by lemon-tinged acidity. This is sufficiently structured to reward up to a decade of cellaring. Drinking range: 2027 - Rating: 91-93 Allen Meadows, (Jun 2021)

From a small plot next to Languettes. Rather lovely with a coconut touch, more about soft white flesh and less on the minerals than some, though it may well tighten up between now and the bottling Tasted: November 2020 *** Rating: 92 - 95 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy  (Jan 2021)

The 2019 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru comes from Les Longuettes and underwent long fermentation. Orange cordial and touches of mango feature on a nose that opens nicely with aeration. The palate is honeyed in texture with well-integrated oak, quite vanilla-y at the moment. Flecks of white chocolate and almond emerge toward the plush finish. Very generous in style, though maybe not the most intellectual in its class. Drinking range: 2023 - 2035 Rating: 90-92 Neal Martin, (Dec 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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