June 13, 2020 - Contestant for WOTN, this has real intensity; a dry, chalky exteriour, a very sound and vivid fruit. On the young side, certainly (from MG), but the harmony here is great, it is a seemless joy to drink, light on it's feet, en danseuse.
August 31, 2018 - Tasted blind, didn't come up as the top of the 5 village wines we tasted together, which was slightly disappointing. The wine was floral and presented quite some red fruits on the nose and the palate, rather elegant. After opening 3 hours, the weight of the wines started to come through, but not as deep in structure as one would expect from liger Blair's wine. Still a good wine though, just not up to the standard for the price I think.
August 30, 2018 - I wonder if this is an off bottle. Nail polish, tea and leave on the nose but missing the vr floralness. The fruit started to dry out at the end of a two hour dinner. Disappointing for a liger belair in a great vintage.
June 5, 2018 - Floral, earthy, stem, expressive aromatics. Generous, trades on elegance over power.
June 4, 2018 - Liger-Belair Dinner (Hong Kong): This has a very pretty and quite classic nose. Very floral, bright red cherry somehow already adding earth character. More elegant than spiced, think more like a Chambolle perfume. Quite ripe. Palate is much less interesting than the very nice nose. Palate is youthful and more straightforward than the great nose suggests, but this does have weighty fruit and I can see this aging well. Interestingly this is my preferred wine of the whole program.
February 28, 2018 - Fu's Juge traveling road show (Clovis Ca.): A pretty wine here...so polished with subtlety at first, kept gaining and gaining through the night...wonderful crunchy youthful red fruits, sweet floral spices, mineral firmness...subtleties of smoke and earth, raspberry puree...and that spice...Mmmm!
June 26, 2017 - Winos' excellent adventure in France; 6/22/2017-6/27/2017 (All over France): Beautiful nose displaying subtle blackberry and black cherry, sweet spices, grilled cep, already showing a lot of sous bois and mineral. Beautifully integrated palate, silky and polished, good acidity and very fine silky tannins. It is surprisingly complex for a village wine. Drinking beautifully!
June 24, 2017 - A better wine in '10 than some give it credit for. Beautiful, moderate complexity, and currently approachable. A credit to good winemaking. 93-94
June 21, 2017 - Wow! Started out fairly open I thought, but 30 mins in a decanter and the wine exploded! Goosebump wine! Defines ethereal!
June 15, 2016 - So incredible expressive full, ripe red fruits, flowery, spices. Needs better integration in the palate but deffinetly a great wine for the future! Lock your cases in the cellar.