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2014 THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR Aloxe-Corton 1er cru La Toppe au Vert

THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR Aloxe-Corton 1er cru La Toppe au Vert 2014

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  • Country
  • Country
  • France
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Burgundy
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Appellation
  • Appellation
  • Aloxe-Corton
  • Classification
  • Classification
  • 1er cru
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Pinot Noir 100 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • About this winery

    Thibault Liger-Belair comes from a great winemaking family that has deep roots in Burgundy: he is a direct descendant of the Napoleonic General Louis Liger-Belair, who acquired the Chateau de Vosne in 1815 when he married Ludovie Marey, whose family had been Burgundy negociants since 1720. Youthful, passionate and always full of ideas, Thibault trained as an oenologist, but had his start in the wine industry as a wine buyer. He is also a former rugby player with a genuine 'down to earth'...

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Press reviews

  • - (88-91) Points -

    Stephen Tanzer, January 2016

    (destemmed): Bright medium red. Reduced nose hints at red berries and spices. Then juicy and penetrating on the palate, conveying lovely intensity and energy to the flavors of redcurrant, cherry and crushed rock. In a savory style, with moderate flesh. Juicy and imploded in the early going but the tannins are suave and the wine spreads out subtly to dust the palate on the back end.

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  • - (89-92) Points -

    January 2016

    Reduction once again renders the nose unreadable. By contrast there is good freshness, intensity and precision to the delicious flavors where the supporting tannins are actually relatively fine in the context of an Aloxe 1er, all wrapped in a complex finale that delivers sneaky good length.

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