(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.