Domaine de la Romanee Conti   Montrachet

2017 Montrachet

By Domaine de la Romanee-Conti

2015 Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Burgundy

The year 2015 in Burgundy was a harbinger of opulence and grace, qualities that are sumptuously encapsulated in the Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair. My vinous pursuits across the undulating vineyards of Burgundy have seldom culminated in an encounter as profound as with this particular vintage. It stands as a luminary reflection of a season that bestowed benevolence upon the vines.


An Exquisite Testament to an Exceptional Year

As one delves into the 2015 Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres, the wine's poise and depth become effortlessly apparent. The season's generous sunshine and well-timed rain graciously conspired to create ideal ripening conditions, allowing for the congregated berries to reach a state of splendid maturity. The resulting wine—from the esteemed hands at Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair—strikes a balance that is nothing short of exemplary.


The Silken Robe of Elegance and Power

In each swirl, sniff, and sip, this eloquent potion reveals layers of complexity. It bears the hallmark velvety tannins characteristic of Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, yet with more ease and approachability than one might expect from such a youthful vintage. Red fruits—cherry and currant—echo through its core, draped delicately over foundations of earthy minerality and subtle spice bequeathed by its judicious contact with oak.

This vintage predicates not only a superb drinking experience but equally, represents a sterling investment opportunity. Fine wine investors would be prudent to note the 2015 Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres' potential for evolution and esteem in the already-eminent narrative of Burgundian wine history.


A Confluence of Terroir and Talent

Every sip offers a vignette of the limestone-rich soil from which it sprung forth, an affirmation of Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair's mastery over their craft, and a testament to the undeniable grandeur that was 2015 in Burgundy. For those seeking both vinous pleasure and sagacious investment, it is a vintage not to be overlooked.

In conclusion, the 2015 Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres speaks profoundly of its birthyear's blessings—a melodic harmony encapsulated in bottle form, promising returns both sensorial and fiduciary.

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Aromas of crisp green pear, citrus oil, mandarin, fresh pastry, clear honey and oak vanillin introduce the 2017 Montrachet Grand Cru, a full-bodied, deep and textural wine that's voluminous and powerful but incisive, with racy structuring acids and a long, chalky and elegantly honeyed finish. "If we had tried to conceive of the ideal Montrachet, we might have imagined something like this," admits Bertrand de Villaine, and the 2017 certainly numbers among the finest renditions of this iconic bottling over the last decade and beyond.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 9 January 2020

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