2006 Liger-Belair, Domaine Thibault Corton, Les Rognets
Pinot Noir - 750ML

  • WA 92
  • IWC 91
  • BH 91

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2009
The Thibault Liger-Belair 2006 Corton Rognets - rendered from contract fruit and amounting to 75 cases this year - displays a smoky toasty overlay to its scents of blackberry and dried cherry. The effect on the palate is... The Thibault Liger-Belair 2006 Corton Rognets - rendered from contract fruit and amounting to 75 cases this year - displays a smoky toasty overlay to its scents of blackberry and dried cherry. The effect on the palate is somewhat like consuming a crusted and lightly singed berry-filled pastry. This has a doughy sense of substantiality and a generous sense of richness albeit with ample refreshment and suggestions of crushed stone one would expect of the terroir. "This is a Cote de Nuits sort of Corton" opines Liger-Belair but as I mentioned in my introduction to this report that description could arguably be applied to most of the wines of this appellation in 2006. Long and refined with cleanly carnal and spice dimensions just starting to emerge this is delicious already but should improve for several years and be worth following for at least 6-8.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2008
Good medium red. High-toned aromas of cherry dark raspberry and flowers; not a gamey style of Corton. Sweet pliant and clean; fat with spicy fruit. No hard edges here. Finishes juicy spicy and long. One of three barrels... Good medium red. High-toned aromas of cherry dark raspberry and flowers; not a gamey style of Corton. Sweet pliant and clean; fat with spicy fruit. No hard edges here. Finishes juicy spicy and long. One of three barrels was new.
BH 91
Burghound - Burghound, January 2008
Here the nose is a mildly curious combination of intense and airy red berry fruits with obvious animale and lower register freshly turned earth notes that complement the delicious round intense and admirably precise... Here the nose is a mildly curious combination of intense and airy red berry fruits with obvious animale and lower register freshly turned earth notes that complement the delicious round intense and admirably precise flavors that possess good finishing depth and the finish has a trace of warmth to it. Both this and the Renardes are softer than usual and at least at this juncture appear that they will come around on the early side for a grand cru Corton.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Corton
Vintage 2006