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thibault liger-belair, 2005 hcdn la corvée de villy

thibault liger belair 2005 hautes cotes de nuits la corvee de villy

People I’ve asked have been polarised about the style of this domaine, so time to check! Very nice presentation, even a half length capsule that shows the end of the cork – in this case it’s more than cosmetic as the cork shows the wine and vintage in small text at it’s base. I guess it’s unlikely that Thibault’s Hautes Côtes will be the focus of counterfeiters, but maybe his Richebourg…
2005 Thibault Liger-Belair, Hautes Côtes de Nuits La Corvée de Villy try to find this wine...
Medium, medium-plus cherry red colour. The nose starts with quite a dose of high toast oak, but over an hour this moves more into the background to show a little bacon and slight reduction – even after a couple of hours I didn’t get to the fruit. In the mouth it’s ripe and sweet and the oak is very much in the background. Medium-bodied with largely hidden tannins and very nice acidity. The length is excellent and far from woody. Despite the oak style being my least favourite and the nose missing a little dimension, this is a delicious wine that’s nicely pinot.
Rebuy – Yes

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