2015 Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair Moulin-a-Vent "Les Rouchaux"

SKU #1354889

Allen Meadows writes: "Thibault Liger-Belair, who is the cousin of Louis-Michel Liger-Belair (see above), told me the 2015 vintage 'was hot and dry yet the wines are surprisingly fresh and vibrant. I was concerned about the level of heat and dryness in June and July but a couple of small storms in August really helped the vines and in particular it prevented maturation by evaporation rather than developing true phenolic maturity. I began picking on the 7th of September and brought in faultlessly clean fruit that had good but not really high sugars as potential alcohols were in the 13 to 13.5% area. Yields were another story as they were quite disparate but on average they were around 25 hl/ha. I chose to use more whole clusters than usual in the vinification and while on average it was about 35% it varied from 0 to 70%. As to the wines, they possess good tension and precision as well as surprisingly good terroir definition. Moreover the tannins are quite sophisticated and I believe that it's reasonable to compare the freshness and tension of the 2015s to that of the 2010s, which is a definite compliment in my book.'"

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