Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair Corton Grand Cru "Les Renardes" 2016
(Burgundy, France) - [BH 91-93] [RP 89-91]
Regular price $355.00 Sale price $299.97 Save $55.03
The Liger-Belair family has passed down the tradition of winemaking from generation to generation for the past 250 years. In 2001, at the age of 26, Thibault Liger-Belair took over the vines as the winemaker and created Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair. The year 2002 was the first harvest of the Nuits-Saint-Georges, Nuits-Saint-Georges Charmottes, as well as Vosne-Romanée Aux Réas. In 2003, the domaine enriched its range with Richebourg Grand Cru, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru Petits Monts, and Bourgogne Rouge. In 2009, the domaine expanded into Beaujolais, and now a Beaujolais-Villages and several Moulin-à-Vent Cru wines are also produced. Vines are certified organic and farmed biodynamically.
Situated in the medium of the slope, this old vine of forty year grow on a stony soil, composed of black clay. This appellation is sign well, because his wines always show a great richness with animal notes, leather and black fruits. This is our Foxy Corton.
Ratings & Reviews
91-93 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"An intensely earthy and sauvage-infused nose is composed by notes of dark raspberry, violet and a hint of spice. There is once again fine volume, energy and intensity to the broad-shouldered flavors that possess excellent minerality that really comes up on the relatively refined, balanced and austere finale. This is also sufficiently firm that at least some forbearance will be required." (Jan 2018)
89-91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Corton Les Renardes Grand Cru includes more than 40% whole cluster and underwent no pigeage. It has a fragrant, floral bouquet that strangely has elements of a fine Beaujolais (not meant in a pejorative sense.) The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite correct and linear, earthy on the finish with the whole cluster defining the finish that just needs more to lodge itself in your memory. I find the Clos du Roi has more to offer at this stage." - Neal Martin (Dec 2017)