Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Echezeaux Grand Cru

2017 Echezeaux Grand Cru

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2017 Echezeaux Grand Cru from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Burgundy, France

The noble terroir of Echezeaux Grand Cru has bestowed upon us a particularly enthralling expression in the 2017 vintage from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair. This year's offering, a tapestry of finesse and structure, continues to elevate the lofty standards of its lineage.

 

Distinguished Provenance, Exquisite Craftsmanship

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, with its cherished parcels within the hallowed vines of Echezeaux, has long been synonymous with the production of remarkable Burgundian wines. An exemplar of viticulture virtuosity, the 2017 vintage carries forth this tradition with an added vibrancy unique to this year's climatic narrative.

 

A Harmonious Ballet of Climate and Terroir

The 2017 growing season in Burgundy was a spectacle of benevolence. A stark contrast to the frost-stricken turmoil of 2016, the vines experienced a serene balance between warmth and rainfall, setting the stage for grapes that were both plentiful and potent in quality.

In the glass, the 2017 Echezeaux Grand Cru unfolds in a symphony of layered complexity. Bold yet refined tannins frame a palate graced by dark cherries and black raspberries. The subtle undertones echo with hints of earthy truffles and whispering spices, a testament to the consummate harmony between these revered grapes and their storied soils. Here we find a seamless integration of youthful vigour and poised elegance—a hallmark of the Echezeaux Grand Cru's storied legacy.

As an established icon for fine wine investment aficionados, this meticulous vintage from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair stands as an exemplar amidst its peers. Subtlety and depth coalesce to promise potential for both near-term enjoyment and long-term cellar maturation. The strategic acquisition of the 2017 Echezeaux Grand Cru could mark a shrewd addition to any connoisseur’s portfolio.

 

A Vintage Worth Savouring

In closing, the 2017 Echezeaux Grand Cru from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair demands attention not merely as another exceptional edition but as a representation of Burgundian mastery flourishing under favourable skies. Its capacity to evolve and intrigue over time suggests an auspicious journey ahead for investors and enthusiasts who appreciate vinous artistry at its zenith.

Current market price

HK$269,470.00

12x75cl

Highest score

91

POP score

2562.73

Scores and tasting notes

90-93

The 2017 Echézeaux Grand Cru displays aromas of plums, dark chocolate, caramelized orange, spices, grilled game burg and French roast, framed by a lavish application of new wood. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and satiny, with a textural attack, a fine-boned but open-knit core and a long, nicely focused finish. It seemed ready for bottling and will be a precocious rendition of the Liger-Belair Echézeaux.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 4 January 2019

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