92 Points Robert Parker
The Thibault Liger-Belair 2006 Corton Rognets – rendered from contract fruit, and amounting to 75 cases this year – displays a smoky, toasty overlay to its scents of blackberry and dried cherry. The effect on the palate is somewhat like consuming a crusted and lightly singed, berry-filled pastry. This has a doughy sense of substantiality and a generous sense of richness, albeit with ample refreshment, and suggestions of crushed stone one would expect of the terroir. "This is a Cote de Nuits sort of Corton," opines Liger-Belair, but as I mentioned in my introduction to this report, that description could arguably be applied to most of the wines of this appellation in 2006. Long and refined, with cleanly carnal and spice dimensions just starting to emerge, this is delicious already but should improve for several years and be worth following for at least 6-8.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by David Schildknecht. December, 2009