Thibault Liger Belair

Thibault Liger-Belair

Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2020

Red and black cherry, old raspberries, black plum, black soul, licorice, barnyard rustic. — a month ago

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Thibault Liger-Belair

Les Saint Georges Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2008

First Christmas Eve bottle. Just beautiful. — 2 months ago

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Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2008

Perfect. Concentration, acid, fruit all in balance. Years to go. 1.5L — 3 months ago

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Thibault Liger-Belair

Les Rouchaux Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2014

2023 summer. Showing some maturity with brown spice and mushroom on the nose; still some velvety fruit on the palate — 5 months ago

Thibault Liger-Belair

"Les Deux Terres" Bourgogne Gamay 2014

Banging good 70/30 Pinot/Gamay. Big aromatics perfume and spicy palate goodness. Wow. — 6 months ago

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Thibault Liger-Belair

Vieilles Vignes Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2009

Brought to Au Courant from our cellar to celebrate our daughter’s 15th birthday. As far as I can tell, 2009 was the first commercially available vintage of Thibault’s foray into Moulin-a-Vent so this was fun to try since I’ve been a big fan of his work there.

Poured into a decanter about an hour prior to service. The 2009 VV pours a deep ruby/purple with a near opaque core; medium viscosity and some light staining of the tears. There were some signs of sediment but most had been decanted off. On the nose, the wine is…well…pretty wild with notes of horse blanket and there’s just a touch of varnish in there too. For me, it’s teetering on the edge of, “is this charming or is this overbearing”? However, since there was more there than just a cow pasture and I don’t get any gerbil cage, I’ll leave this in the “charming” camp but I digress…back to the notes from the nose. The wine is developing, with dark crunchy berries, dark cherries, sandalwood...some pepper, some leather and light notes of potting soil. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium tannins and medium+ acid. The first glass showed a touch of effervescence like there could have been a slight refermentation in the bottle. Confirming the notes from the nose though it seems cleaner on the palate with some granite minerals on the finish. Interesting, it’s almost like this was semi-carbonic but as far as I know, Thibault has been making these wines using the same methods as he does his GC wines in Nuits-Saint-Georges so I don’t know. And this is why I like this wine. It’s making me think...and it’s been enjoyable throughout the meal, working particularly well with our strip steak. Yum! A really fun wine for those that enjoy something a little more rustic. That being said, I know it wouldn’t have pleased everyone. There is plenty of gas left in the tank and while this drinks very well now, I would expect that this will continue to drink well through 2029 with ease.
— a month ago

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Tom Casagrande

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First time I’ve seen “gerbil cage” in a tasting note. 🤣🤣
Jay Kline

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@Tom Casagrande if you drink enough natural wine, you’ll encounter it quickly…and it sucks. If you’re familiar with the term “mousy”, it’s the same thing.
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Note: not all natural wine is mousy. Just saying, it’s most prevalent in the category of “natural wine”.

Thibault Liger-Belair

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019

Medium Ruby color with aromas of red fruits, floral and spice notes, grapes from Nuits and Chambolle, aged 25% in new casks. On the palate flavors of ripe cherry and blackberry with notes of cacao, cola and spice. Fine tannins, medium+ savory finish, ending with fruit, spice and slight oaky notes. — 5 months ago

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La Roche Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2009

A perfect cork always makes me feel that I did my part. The nose offers up scents of mature fruit. In the mouth a nice balance of complex fruit, earth and acid. After about 75 minutes alcohol started to appear on the finish. — 2 months ago

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It’s been my experience that the single lieu-dit bottles don’t age as gracefully as the VV.

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Les Renardes Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2005

Savory and earthy. Tannins are resolved. Spicy and smooth mid palate. Best showing of this wine that I’ve had — 3 months ago

Bouchard Père et Fils

Aux Reignots Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1976

1976 | Pinot Noir
Bouchard Père et Fils; Aux Reignots 1er Cru
Burgundy; Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée, France
(92-94; Drink 2006-2026)

Élevage by Bouchard Père et Fils with fruit sourced via Comte Liger-Belair. 730ml

Happy Thanksgiving 2023 to all of Delectable!
— 3 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Thanks @Doug Powers Did you manage to enjoy some Turkey on your trip down under?