Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   La Romanee

2017 La Romanee

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2017 La Romanee from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Burgundy, France

Uncorking the 2017 La Romanee from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair reveals a vintage that encapsulates elegance and finesse, which the connoisseurs of Burgundy have come to cherish. This singular Grand Cru vineyard, under the scrupulous guardianship of Louis-Michel Liger-Belair, has yielded a nuanced and sophisticated expression that firmly roots itself within the echelons of investment-worthy wines.

 

A Harmonious Union of Terroir and Season

The year 2017 was plagued with climatic challenges; however, the meticulous viticulture and adept adaptability at Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair triumphed, producing a yield that speaks to the resilience and character of this revered plot. The harvest's fortitude is reflected in the bottle — a testament to the inherent quality that 2017 La Romanee possesses.

Upon decanting, the vintage greets you with a bouquet where ripe cherries and woodland berries dance alongside whispers of violet and freshly tilled earth — romantic yet precise. The palate continues this symphony, displaying an orchestrated core of fruit nestled amidst a lattice of silken tannins. The acidity pirouettes gracefully, ensuring longevity and enhancing the clarity of flavours reminiscent of this unique terroir.

 

An Epitome of Elegance in Your Portfolio

Echoing an old-world charm married to modern winemaking acumen, this incarnation of 2017 La Romanee from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair offers subtlety and complexity that will continue to evolve splendidly. For investors looking to diversify their portfolio with Burgundian gems, anchoring it with such a poised vintage would be astute. Its radiant profile now will only deepen and embellish with cellar patience.

In sum, the 2017 La Romanee reflects not only its storied lineage but also a year defined by climatic resilience, rendering it one to secure for both its present enchantment and future potential. It stands as a beacon for collectors eager to capture a slice of Burgundy's magic in their holdings — a wine that promises intricate layers now and amplified grandeur with time.

Current market price

HK$602,210.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

4200

Scores and tasting notes

94-96

The 2017 La Romanée Grand Cru is characteristically impressive, unfurling in the glass with an extravagant bouquet of cassis, violets, dark chocolate, espresso roast, sweet spices, orange rind and rose hip that has integrated its lavish framing of new wood more completely than any other wine in the cellar. On the palate, it's full-bodied, ample and satiny with a deep, sapid core of concentrated fruit that largely conceals its broad structural shoulders, concluding with a pungently intense but subtly wood-inflected finish. This has the makings of a comparatively precocious vintage of La Romanée that will offer a broad drinking window.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 4 January 2019

Vintage performance