(14.8% alcohol; vinified with 30% whole clusters) Bright red-ruby. Superripe aroma of black raspberry liqueur. Fat, sweet and powerful; a big, chocolatey-rich wine that retains freshness yet comes across as a bit heavy. Will make a major mouthful but today I don't find the near-grand cru class of the best examples from this vineyard.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2007
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18
CS Quite deep crimson. Light tea leaf noseÿand very gently made. Nice direct fruit, mouthfillling and should eventually be rewarding though at this price you have to take quite a bit on trust. Very gorgeous already. Very long and impressive.
Drink Dates: 2014-2024
Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93
From substantial holdings planted with old vines, the Thibault Liger-Belair 2005 Nuits-St.-Georges Les St.-Georges displays both roasted, charred and raw red meatiness to a degree unusual for a Nuits-St.-Georges. Ripe black cherry and blackberry are also very much present, but this wine is not about sweetness of fruit. Substantial, firm but finely-tannic and formidably concentrated, it finishes with dark, faintly bitter berries, roasted meats, beef blood, a soy-like savor, and an intense yet hard to describe minerality. The wine tastes like something one should if anemic. Heady yet not hot in its nearly 15% alcohol, palpable extract rich and thick yet not leaden, it will need at least 5-7 years, I suspect, if it is to be tamed and refined at all.
Author: David Schildknecht
Burghound | Rating: 93
This is primary to the point of being overtly grapey with an interesting mix of intense earth and game nuances that merge into solidly structured middle weight flavors that possess outstanding length and real depth. As good as the Petits Monts is, there is another dimension here.