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Richebourg, Thibault Liger Belair 2015

Tasting Notes

In much the same fashion as the Clos de Vougeot this is inexpressive to the point of being almost mute and it requires considerable agitation to coax the intensely floral-suffused aromas of spicy tea and dark berries to appear. There is stunningly good power and intensity to the very, make that very, very, backward broad-shouldered flavors that brim with both buckets of dry extract and an almost pungent minerality on the precise, dusty and massively long finish. I appreciate that I sometimes probably sound like a broken record with my "absolutely must have patience" comments but this is a wine that would be largely pointless to buy without the express intention of cellaring it for at least 12 to 15 years and it should richly reward 20 to 25. In a word, brilliant.

Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (69), January 2018
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