2008 Liger-Belair, Domaine Thibault Richebourg

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • IWC 95
  • WA 94
  • BH 93

Reviews for 2008 Liger-Belair, Domaine Thibault Richebourg

IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2010
Deep red. Reduced and seemingly unformed on the nose. Then large-scaled dense and backward on the palate but already hinting at a powerful core of penetrating black and red fruits licorice violet bitter chocolate spices... Deep red. Reduced and seemingly unformed on the nose. Then large-scaled dense and backward on the palate but already hinting at a powerful core of penetrating black and red fruits licorice violet bitter chocolate spices and crushed stone. This infant is like a black hole today. Building peppery tannins make it even harder to taste. This slowly evolving wine is likely to require at least eight years of cellaring and my early note must be taken as provisional.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
Ripe mulberry and blackberry game and dark chocolate mark the nose and finely-tannic palate of Liger-Belair's 2008 Richebourg for which all of the fruit was destemmed. Fresh ginger blond tobacco caramelized root... Ripe mulberry and blackberry game and dark chocolate mark the nose and finely-tannic palate of Liger-Belair's 2008 Richebourg for which all of the fruit was destemmed. Fresh ginger blond tobacco caramelized root vegetables and crushed stone are among the diverse added complications of this dense compact exemplar of its great site that finishes with vibratory reverberating intensity. This was not due to be bottled before summer and might well grow in stature before that happens but it will certainly deserve half a dozen years neglect in the cellar and be fascinating to follow for ten or a dozen years thereafter. -David Schildknecht
BH 93
Burghound - Burghound, January 2011
30% whole clusters. A restrained indeed even backward nose reluctantly displays the expected spiciness and moderate floral influence that leads to textured powerful concentrated and hugely long flavors and explosive... 30% whole clusters. A restrained indeed even backward nose reluctantly displays the expected spiciness and moderate floral influence that leads to textured powerful concentrated and hugely long flavors and explosive finish. This is a big wine in the context of the '08 vintage and while it's very much on the reserved side today this well-muscled effort should amply reward mid to long-term cellaring.