Liger-Belair/Thibault Nuits-St-Georges 1er cru Les St-Georges 2017

Pinot Noir from Nuits-St.-Georges, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
JM 93-95
DE 94
V 92-94
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Item # 335345

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$159.95
750ml
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93-95 points Jasper Morris, MW: "40% whole bunch. 15 new in 27 barrels instead of 8 total in 2016. One third is Thibault’s special chauffe blanche. Dense dark purple, exciting concentration in this wine. Huge density on the palate, with all the plummy plumpness that Les St Georges can offer, but not too dark and with such a joyous fruit that the ever present tannins do not impact. The finish is just toughened up a little by the white oak aspect. (Nov 2018)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "This is rich, sweet and just a little farmyardy but with oodles of perfume, texture and plush, smooth, palate-coating fruit. It's a Les St-Georges to drink and enjoy comparatively young. There's some tannin and acidity here, but it's the sweet berry fruit that predominates. Drinking Window: 2022-2027. (Oct 2018)"

92-94 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2017 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Saint-Georges 1er Cru includes 40% whole cluster fruit, the most that Thibaut has used thus far. Matured in 60% new oak, it has a refined bouquet of pure black cherries, black currant, briar and crushed granite aromas, almost chalky in style. The palate is medium-bodied with immediate mineralité that alerts the senses. This is not a subtle Les Saint-Georges; it races out of the blocks with vivacious, almost flint-infused dark berry fruit and touches of bergamot and chai tea toward the sustained finish. Excellent. Drink: 2020-2040. (Jan 2019)"
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93-95 points Jasper Morris, MW: "40% whole bunch. 15 new in 27 barrels instead of 8 total in 2016. One third is Thibault’s special chauffe blanche. Dense dark purple, exciting concentration in this wine. Huge density on the palate, with all the plummy plumpness that Les St Georges can offer, but not too dark and with such a joyous fruit that the ever present tannins do not impact. The finish is just toughened up a little by the white oak aspect. (Nov 2018)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "This is rich, sweet and just a little farmyardy but with oodles of perfume, texture and plush, smooth, palate-coating fruit. It's a Les St-Georges to drink and enjoy comparatively young. There's some tannin and acidity here, but it's the sweet berry fruit that predominates. Drinking Window: 2022-2027. (Oct 2018)"

92-94 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2017 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Saint-Georges 1er Cru includes 40% whole cluster fruit, the most that Thibaut has used thus far. Matured in 60% new oak, it has a refined bouquet of pure black cherries, black currant, briar and crushed granite aromas, almost chalky in style. The palate is medium-bodied with immediate mineralité that alerts the senses. This is not a subtle Les Saint-Georges; it races out of the blocks with vivacious, almost flint-infused dark berry fruit and touches of bergamot and chai tea toward the sustained finish. Excellent. Drink: 2020-2040. (Jan 2019)"
Product SKU 335345
Producer Liger-Belair/Thibault
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côte de Nuits
Appellation Nuits-St.-Georges
Varietal Pinot Noir
Designation Premier Cru
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color Red
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