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2014 THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru la Croix des Champs

THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru la Croix des Champs 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
  • Gevrey-Chambertin
  • 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

  • - (87-90) Points -

    Stephen Tanzer, January 2016

    (from soil rich in brown clay and silt on the wrong side of the Route Nationale; Liger-Belair vinifies with 50% whole clusters "to maintain sappy freshness and to play down the earthy side of Gevrey"; 40% new oak): Healthy medium red. Musky, inviting aromas of savory dark fruits, spices and meat. A supple, airy, very spicy wine with darker fruit flavors than most of the other 2014s in this cellar, but not hugely concentrated. Finishes dry and savory but essentially gentle, with slightly dusty tannins and lingering herb and spice notes from the vendange entier.

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  • - (88-90) Points -

    January 2016

    (50% whole clusters). A strikingly cool, restrained and very floral nose presents fresh and cool red currant along with earth, game and humus wisps. The well-detailed medium weight flavors possess a lovely sense of underlying tension on the focused, precise and energetic finish. This isn’t especially dense but it is well-balanced and solidly persistent though I would note that if you generally don’t care for whole cluster-vinified wines then this won’t be for you as the effects are quite noticeable.

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