2011 Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair Moulin-à-Vent "Vieilles Vignes"
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A bit reduced and marked by its low sulfur when tasted as a tank sample, Liger-Belair’s 2011 Moulin-a-Vent Vieilles Vignes nonetheless reveals enticing cassis and blackberry garlanded with peony and iris and laced with black tea. With polish and lift similar to that of its stable mates, this cuvees tart berry edge, seedy crunch, and pungent, piquant herb and tea inflections serve for invigoration, while marrowy depth and salinity serve for saliva-inducing savor. Expect it to perform well at least through 2018. (DS)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Here the nose is similar to that of the Rouchaux but with two small differences, which are that the fruit is ever-so-slightly riper and there is a bit more complexity. This additional depth is also reflected by the impressively well-concentrated, dusty and quite serious medium-bodied flavors that offer fine length. This understated effort should reward mid-term cellaring. Drink: 2018+
Quite dark crimson. Big, beefy, and not at all beaujolais-like! Though there is some acidity... A rugby player...