Thibault Liger-Belair - Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Saint Georges 2018


All the vines of the Domaine have been in the family since the 18th century. The Companies C.Marey and Comte Liger-Belair were created in 1720 in Nuits-Saint-Georges and listed in the Lyon Stock Exchange in 1923. They were among the most important wine growing and trading houses in Burgundy. Confident in the quality of its harvests and in the one of its wines, the family has worked hard to enhance the Domaine in acquiring the best Cuvées and in taking care of their distribution both in France and abroad.

2.05 hectares of vines planted in 1944. Located in the southern part of the appellation, Les Saint-Georges is considered to be one of the most ancient climats, having been planted with vines as far back as the year 1000. At the end of the 19th century, the town of Nuits was allowed to add the Saint-Georges appendage to its name; that of its most famous cru.

The vines grow on deep and very pebbly brown limestone soil, resulting in rich and structured wines that are perfect for keeping.

If there had to be just one grand cru in Nuits-Saint-Georges, it would almost certainly be Saint-Georges.

"Thibault Liger-Belair has produced one of the tighter, more serious expression of this celebrated Premier Cru in 2018, finding texture, tannin and structure in his 74-year-old plantings. Hail halved the crop here, which may have been a bonus as far as quality as concerned, because this has real poise, balance and intensity with spice and tobacco notes and underlying minerality." - 96 points, Decanter

"Volume reduced by the hail, down by 50%. Planted 1944 and 1946 but with substantial replacement of missing vines after 2009. Rich crimson, clear cut nose, extra pure fruit, magical density. Spicy, excellent whole bunch component (40%) with terrific density. For the moment there are slightly dry tannins but this is heading in the right direction." - 95 points, Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy


Producer: Thibault Liger-Belair

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Appellation: Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru

Vintage: 2018

Size: 750ml