The Nuits Saint Georges Les Cras is a slightly overlooked wine in the Liger-Belair portfolio. Les Cras 2012 is a lovely effort – with loads of pure and energetic fruit. The bouquet is showing beautiful red and darker fruit aromas spiced with gun powder and a salty minerality – lovely tension between the sweet red fruit and the dark berries. On the palate very juicy and focused with a delightful vibrant underlying minerality. It’s focused and with a extrovert and charming personality – a lovely wine in the making.
The 2008 Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Cras 2008 from Liger-Belair is a gorgeous wine. The nose is perfumed with red berry fruit, violets, rose petals and a discrete hint of oak. On the palate quite tight and focused fruit. It’s transparent and long driven by the vibrant 08 acidity and the quite powerful minerality. Really love the purity of the 08s …. the racy acidity … the lovly mineralic tension. The 08s can be quite demanding wines …. but they are also very rewarding for the true fans of classic Burgundies.
I have a soft spot for the Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Cras – and the Clavelier 2011 confirm my passion for this terroir. In the bouquet lovely red and dark fruit – black currant and raspberries with some hints of red currant and rose petals. The palate offer good weight and concentration with more creamy textures than the Vosne wines – the minerality is quite intense and focused – giving the wine a powerful and energetic expression. A lovely balanced and intense 1er cru in the making.
The Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Cras 2002 is now showing matured notes. In the bouquet red berry fruit with notes of sous-bois, orange and liqourice. On the palate lovely pure and ripe red fruits – good freshness and nerve – with a lovely transparancy. It’s medium bodied with a lovely mineralic intensity, energy and length. A gorgous 2002 – not fully matured but is fresh and drinking beautifully.
It seems like I have underestimated the Gevrey Chambertin VV from Dupont-Tisserandot when I tasted it from cask back in October 2012. This is a gorgeous village – the bouquet is crammed with cool red fruit – cherries, pomegranate with hints of ruhbarb and gooseberries – and a lovely earthy minerality. On the palate beautiful rich and quite intense fruit – 50+ year old vines – a lovely backbone of acidity and ripe tannins. It’s long and quite complex for this level – a classic Gevrey in the best sense of the word – very harmonious and balanced. Truly impressive – and a great pleasure to drink.
The 2006 Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Cras from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair is a real beauty – and the first vintage from this fine terroir. The bouquet is bursting with lovely red berry fruit and minerality – very sophisticated and quite expressive. On the palate very fine midpalate concentration with vibrant fruit and minerality. It’s long with a robust yet delicate minerality in the finish. The energetic fruit is build for pleasure – but nevertheless it’s a 2006 – so perhaps lacking the ultimate focus and transparancy found in the best vintages of this fine wine. Bottom line – this is a beautiful wine from a equally wonderful and refined vineyard. Love this terroir.
The Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Cras is a quite new wine in the Liger-Belair collection – first vintage was 2006. I have a soft spot for this fine terroir – and the 2007 is really starting to show the qualities now. In the bouquet red and blue berry fruits with notes of liquorice and a hint of oak. On the palate beautiful juicy fruit, very well balanced with a good focus from the minerality. Impressive nerve and energy for the vintage. Need some years more to show the full potential … but nevertheless accessible now. This is a truly enjoyable wine.
The Nuits Saint Georges Les Cras is a slightly overlooked wine from Liger-Belair. Les Crass 2011 is a very nice effort – with loads of pure nuanced fruit. The bouquet is showing beautiful red and darker fruit aromas – refined and charming. On the palate a quite focused wine with a wonderful mineral note. I normally prefer the Vosne Romanee wines, but this is really a fine wine.
Les Crass 2010 is a very nice effort from Liger-Belair. A focused wine with a wonderful mineral note. Prefer the Vosne Romanee wines, but this is fine to very fine.
92 – 93p (2015 – 2026) CASK