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Bargain Burgundy

The best part of my job is finding wines like this. A wine that sells for less than $30btl and drinks like it should cost twice that much. Enter today’s offering. A 2012 Bourgogne Rouge from top producer Thibault Liger Belair. The quality level of this wine is off the charts. Tasting this wine blind one would never guess this is a Bourgogne level wine. Perfect for the Holidays and ready to drink right now.

*Wine is in stock now
*Only 9 cases available

This domaine, located in Nuits-Saint-Georges, has been in the Liger-Belair family for 250 years. In 2001, Thibault Liger-Belair took over the vines as the winemaker and created Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair. Having studied viticulture and oenology for six years, Thibault then worked for a communications firm in Paris where he was able to present and taste wines internationally. Two years later, he started an internet company with the idea of discovering and selling high quality wines. But the calling of the vines was still strong, so in 2001, at the age of 26, Thibault decided to jump to the other side of the fence, this time to make wine, his true calling and passion. The year 2002 was the first harvest of the Nuits-Saint-Georges, Nuits-Saint-Georges Charmottes, as well as Vosne-Romanée Aux Reas. 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.

*2012 Bourgogne Rouge
“Les Grands Chaillots”
$29.99btl/$323.89 per case
(Jim Sirna 95)

This wine is very deep in color. The nose is two fold. When first opened you get that Burgundy Stink of truffles, damp earth and Sauvage. As that dissipates dark cherry, blueberry and cassis emerge. The palate is medium bodied yet rich in texture and complexity. There are ripe tannins, well balanced acidity and the sleek, elegant style that defines TLB. The fleshy, mineral rich finish is succulent and made lively by a sour cherry element that pops at the end. Right now this wine has the perfect balance between youthful exuberance and nice maturity. This wine is of the quality of a very good Village Nuits St Georges.. Grand Vin!