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2014 THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR Charmes-Chambertin Grand cru

THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR Charmes-Chambertin Grand cru 2014

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  • Country
  • Country
  • France
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Burgundy
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Côte de Nuits
  • Appellation
  • Appellation
  • Charmes-Chambertin
  • Classification
  • Classification
  • Grand 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

  • - 94 Points -

    January 2016

    Fermented with 40% whole bunches but no pigeage, so as not to extract too much tannin, this is made with purchased grapes, but reflects the quality of Thibault Liger-Belair’s line up in 2014. Elegant, floral and deceptively easy to drink, this doesn’t show its 70% new oak. 

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  • - (91-93) Points -

    Stephen Tanzer, January 2016

    (40% vendange entier, but Liger-Belair removes the main stalk of each cluster; 60% new oak, with the barrels selected "for freshness"):Moderately saturated medium red; Liger-Belair did no punchdowns here because he wanted to avoid excessive "roundness and largeness."Captivating perfumed aromas of raspberry, dried flowers and smoked meat. Very concentrated and intense, showing surprising saline energy to the sappy red berry and subtle floral flavors. Finishes spicy, perfumed and long and not overly tannic. This wine boasts very good body but shows no sign of heavy extraction. Liger-Belair purchases grapes from true Charmes and also takes care of the vineyards.

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  • - (90-93) Points -

    January 2016

    (from Charmes proper; 40% whole clusters). An exceptionally fresh, pure and surprisingly expressive nose features plenty of floral character on the red cherry, pomegranate, earth and soft sauvage elements. The fleshy and velvet-textured medium-bodied flavors possess a notably round mid-palate before tightening up considerably on the saline and mildly austere finish that really coats the mouth with dry extract.

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