Thibault Liger-Belair

Richebourg Pinot Noir

9.362 ratings
9.312 pro ratings
Nuits St. Georges, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Thick and earthy. The whole texture is weighty. Acidity is not there, at least not enough to hold the massive structure. Disappointing.

Thick and earthy. The whole texture is weighty. Acidity is not there, at least not enough to hold the massive structure. Disappointing.

Oct 11th, 2021
Kevin Sidders

President VinConnect

9.6

Stunning. Delicious. Epitome of Grand Cru red Burgundy. Complexity, nuance, balance, class, length. In a great spot now but has the stuff to go decades. Everything you would hope it would be.

Stunning. Delicious. Epitome of Grand Cru red Burgundy. Complexity, nuance, balance, class, length. In a great spot now but has the stuff to go decades. Everything you would hope it would be.

Apr 29th, 2020
Bob McDonald

No. 3 in the Vosne Romanee Grand Cru bracket. Tasted blind. My notes:- A lovely perfume with cherry , smokiness (like La Romanee - Is smokiness a Liger-Belair thing in 2016?), and a touch of barnyard which in no way detracts. Gorgeous. Later - barnyard still there.

No. 3 in the Vosne Romanee Grand Cru bracket. Tasted blind. My notes:- A lovely perfume with cherry , smokiness (like La Romanee - Is smokiness a Liger-Belair thing in 2016?), and a touch of barnyard which in no way detracts. Gorgeous. Later - barnyard still there.

Jan 28th, 2020
Gilbert Van Hassel

Very intense nose. Wood nicely integrated still very much primary fruit flavors: cherry, strawberries. Nice burn, good salinity. Elegant effort unlike many austere les saints-george’s.

Very intense nose. Wood nicely integrated still very much primary fruit flavors: cherry, strawberries. Nice burn, good salinity. Elegant effort unlike many austere les saints-george’s.

Aug 9th, 2019
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Not ready yet...

Not ready yet...

Feb 4th, 2019
Bob McDonald

From a cellar that had a brief temperature malfunction which I bought on the secondary market thru old friend Peter Scudamore-Smith MW. From the excellent 2005 vintage in Burgundy. Peter advised it should be good just don’t Cellar as long as you normally would for Richebourg. This was Excellent Mid to rich crimson in colour. Bouquet of Loam and black cherry with some forest floor notes. The palate was sumptuous showing both power and restraint if that makes sense. With my limited tasting experience with Richebourg with DRC Jean Grivot and one Leroy I formed the view that they are RICH!particularly the 1999 DRC - well named as Richebourg. With time in decanter it formed a minty note. This Wine was well mannered knew it’s place and drinking at its peak given its provenance. A thrilling experience. Thibault Liger-Belair has a mere 0.55 Hectares in Richebourg. Note to Delectable- The Producer is based in Nuits St Georges but the wine is from Vosne Romanee as classified under Taste Insights.

From a cellar that had a brief temperature malfunction which I bought on the secondary market thru old friend Peter Scudamore-Smith MW. From the excellent 2005 vintage in Burgundy. Peter advised it should be good just don’t Cellar as long as you normally would for Richebourg. This was Excellent Mid to rich crimson in colour. Bouquet of Loam and black cherry with some forest floor notes. The palate was sumptuous showing both power and restraint if that makes sense. With my limited tasting experience with Richebourg with DRC Jean Grivot and one Leroy I formed the view that they are RICH!particularly the 1999 DRC - well named as Richebourg. With time in decanter it formed a minty note. This Wine was well mannered knew it’s place and drinking at its peak given its provenance. A thrilling experience. Thibault Liger-Belair has a mere 0.55 Hectares in Richebourg. Note to Delectable- The Producer is based in Nuits St Georges but the wine is from Vosne Romanee as classified under Taste Insights.

Mar 11th, 2018
Christopher Hennessy

Directly from the Liger-Belair cellar. Dinner with Thibault in the garden on the Domaine.

Directly from the Liger-Belair cellar. Dinner with Thibault in the garden on the Domaine.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2016
Bob McDonald

Purchased at a discount from a private cellar where the temp control went awry. All I can say is it must have been minor as this wine was a powerhouse in line with Richebourgs I have had from DRC. Subdued beginning after decanting but opened up progressively with notes of pepper and ripe plums - not normal Burgundian descriptors. Asian spices developing. Dark and Intense in color and palate. Fabulous wine with Duck. Next one in a few years. 2005 vintage.

Purchased at a discount from a private cellar where the temp control went awry. All I can say is it must have been minor as this wine was a powerhouse in line with Richebourgs I have had from DRC. Subdued beginning after decanting but opened up progressively with notes of pepper and ripe plums - not normal Burgundian descriptors. Asian spices developing. Dark and Intense in color and palate. Fabulous wine with Duck. Next one in a few years. 2005 vintage.

Nov 10th, 2015
Watabe Ishizukinou

Vintage 2017

Vintage 2017

Apr 2nd, 2022
Paul Woolls

Excellent flavors of cherry. Delightful balance and length.

Excellent flavors of cherry. Delightful balance and length.

Sep 16th, 2021