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2012 THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR Moulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes

THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR Moulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes 2012

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  • Country
  • Country
  • France
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Beaujolais
  • Appellation
  • Appellation
  • Moulin-à-Vent
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Gamay 100 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • 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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  • Viticultural notes

    The Moulin à Vent Vielles Vignes comes from seven different plots on granite soils. The vines range in age from 65 to 85 years. This is remarkable, region defining Beaujolais.

Press reviews

  • - 89 Points -

    June 2016

    As it was when originally reviewed from cask this is presently quite reduced and even extended aeration didn’t cause it to completely dissipate though it did help. Otherwise there is good verve and volume to the delicious and nicely concentrated medium-bodied flavors that possess a velvety mouth feel, all wrapped in an ever-so-slightly warm finale that delivers good if not special length. While not technically perfect this is not without plenty of appeal and note that this could be enjoyed now or held for a few years first.

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  • - (91-93) points -

    Antonio Galloni, January 2014

    The 2012 Moulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes is a blend of fruit from 7 parcels, all planted mid-slope. Savory herbs, new leather, licorice and graphite all add complexity to the dark fruit. The style is deep, intense and explosive. This is another super-impressive showing from Thibault Liger-Belair.

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  • - (90-92) Pts -

    Neal Martin, December 2013

    The 2012 Moulin-a-Vents Vieilles Vignes is a blend of seven parcels with loess and sandy soils, the vines ranging from 65 to 85 years in age. It has a very sensual bouquet with wild strawberry, orange sorbet and apricot scents – such brightness and luminosity here. The palate is crisp and fresh on the entry with a fine backbone and very good precision on the finish. This is a sensual Beaujolais wine with real class.

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