Robert Parker – 92
Tasted blind at the annual “Burgfest” tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Richebourg Grand Cru from Domaine Thibaut Liger-Belair is a little oaky on the nose with full, quite rich red and black fruit, a hint of powdered coca but nothing too much to get worried about. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded tannin, moderate complexity but a little muffled on the finish at the moment and unlike the Richebourg from Etienne Grivot, it does not gain more clarity with aeration. Still, it is a very fine contribution to the vintage, though it is outperformed by others here.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030