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Vosne Aux Réas, Thibault Liger Belair 2016

Tasting Notes

(the crop was down 50% due to the frost; 100% destemmed): Dark ruby-red. Inviting, rich aromas of black raspberry, flowers and bitter chocolate are accompanied by a positive hint of iodiney reduction. Sappy and vinous in the mouth, showing excellent energy to its flavors of dark raspberry, blackberry, spices, flowers and saline minerality. Finishes very long and fresh, with repeating notes of flowers and salty minerals and firm, spicy tannins that spread out and build. This wine will likely require at least a few years to harmonize in bottle and should last very well. A superb village wine in the making--Liger-Belair describes this site as "village-plus." (Incidentally Liger-Belair did not make a Chambolle-Musigny Les Gruenchers in 2016.)

Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, January 2018
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