One pulled from my cellar. A unique wine. Part of Thibault Liger-Belair’s “Successeurs” range, I’m unsure of the % blend here (as it changes from year to year), but we have Gamay fruit (usually, from my research) from Moulin-a-Vent in Beaujolais and Pinot Noir from the Haute Côte de Nuits. Thus the literal name of “Les Deux Terres” (the two lands). Released under the classification of Bourgogne Gamay which states wines must contain a minimum of 30% Cru Beaujolais Gamay to be blended with Bourgogne/Burgundy Pinot Noir. Bottled under cork.
Thibault Liger-Belair, Les Deux Terres, Gamay, Pinot Noir, Burgundy, 2013
Deep garnet with hint of orange to the rim. Ageing nose (ah, cork!) with developing notes of balsamic, truffle, older leather alongside coffee, black cherry and raspberry fruit, ropey black licorice, spiced bakers bun, Still lithe and alive on the palate: good focus of cherry and raspberry fruit over the secondary characters. Tannin profile remains firm and tightly knitted. Certainly not going to get any better than this.
RRP: $55ish (for current release in AU)
Rating: 18/20 (92/100)
Wine self purchased