2007, Thibault Liger Belair, Richebourg

Richebourg, Burgundy, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 92

Drinking Dates: 2017+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 30-Jan-2010

(from a .55 ha parcel). This too is highly restrained and just wonderfully complex with broad-ranging spice and floral nuances that combine with cool and reserved aromas of red currant, cassis, Asian-style tea and kirsch. The equally cool, restrained and exquisitely energetic big-bodied flavors possess an abundance of palate coating dry extract that buffers perfectly the firm tannins on the balanced, forcefully persistent and moderately austere finish that is also notably linear at present. Once again I repeat that like the Clos de Vougeot and the Les St. Georges, it is pointless to buy this Rip Van Winklelike effort without the explicit intention of allowing it to benefit from a long snooze in a cool cellar. 95/2034+