2013 Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanee Aux Reas

Year: 2013
Appellation: Cote de Nuits
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 90
Vinous Media: 90-92
Burghound: 88
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
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"The 2013 Vosne-Romanée Aux Réas had a pleasant reduction on the nose, a little gaminess creeping in and suffusing the red berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with toasty redcurrant and cranberry, interlaced with crisp acidity with an effervescent, slightly chalky finish. This is just a very pleasant Vosne-Romanée that has such exuberance that I would be tempted to broach this in its youth rather than cellar over the long-term." (WA)

"(this wine from calcaire-rich soil was totally destemmed; the production here was just 18 hectoliters per hectare, according to Liger-Belair): Bright, dark red with ruby highlights. Very rich aromas of raspberry, coffee and bitter chocolate, plus a note of leathery reduction. Pliant and impressively concentrated, showing good mineral tension and freshness to the dark berry and iodine flavors. The long, saline finish saturates the palate. Promises to be an outstanding village wine." (VM)

"An overtly spicy nose is largely composed by aromas of violets and dark cherry that are trimmed in hints of sandalwood. There is excellent richness and volume to the seductively textured flavors that possess good mid-palate fat before concluding in a clean, saline, dusty and moderately austere but solidly persistent finish. This is very Vosne in character and will also need a few years of bottle age first." (BH)

Winery Notes:
A lovely Pinot nose. On the palate the wine shows a touch of salt, honey, roasted peanut, earth and smoke. Very Pinot lots of milk chocolate and peanut butter with a lovely, stony mineral finish. 18.4/20