2013 Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair Corton Les Renardes Grand Cru

Year: 2013
Appellation: Cote de Beaune
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 91-93
Burghound: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
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"The 2013 Corton les Renardes Grand Cru has a much more satisfying bouquet than the perplexing Charmes-Chambertin with a daring touch of peppermint tincturing the red berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berries laced with orange peel and iodine. There is a keen line of acidity with a structured, earthy finish that completes what is one of Thibault's most satisfying 2013s." (WA)

"(Liger-Belair destems this wine entirely, as it's planted on calcaire): Good deep red. Stony aromas currently overshadow wild red fruits on the reduced nose. Shows good richness but comes across as tight and unforthcoming today, even a bit dried by CO2. The long finish is surprisingly supple, though, leaving behind stone and saline notes. In an awkward stage but there's plenty of material here." (VM)

"A classic Renardes nose is both complex and overtly sauvage as it only grudgingly offers up notes of relatively elegant red and black pinot fruit along with plenty of earth nuances. There is fine intensity to the muscular yet round and generously proportion flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality on the velvety finish. This really builds from the mid-palate and delivers excellent length though note well that this very serious effort will need at least a decade in the cellar to be at its best." (BH)

Winery Notes:
75 cases produced. Good color. A fantastic nose, a real Grand Cru but from the Côte de Beaune. Typical black cherry Corton character. The palate is very fresh and racy, but lush at the same time. Super silky too, succulent without any tannins. Extremely powerful fruit with some black tea flavors and perfume. Long on the palate, with very balanced structure and good flavor extension on the finish. 19.3/20