Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots

2017 Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2017 Vosne-Romanée Aux Reignots from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Burgundy, France

In the realm of Burgundian excellence, Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair gifted the world with a vintage that stands testament to the meticulous art of winemaking. The 2017 Vosne-Romanée Aux Reignots is a profound example, a culmination of dedicated vineyard stewardship and the remarkable conditions inherent to Burgundy’s cru.

 

Reflecting the Vintage: A Distinctive Profile

With an astute reverence for terroir, the 2017 Vosne-Romanée Aux Reignots captures the essence of its climat. This particular encore to two previous frost-affected years represents a return to form. The vintage speaks of resilience, a harmonious balance borne of benign weather patterns that graced much of the Côte d'Or—delivering optimal ripening conditions and fruit integrity.

Upon tasting, one discerns a tapestry of layered complexity. Remarkably energetic, this incarnation offers a vibrant acidity underpinning its luscious red fruit core. A woven whisper of spice, attributed to deft oak integration, complements the purity of fruit as only the finest Vosne-Romanée can.

 

An Investment in Rarity and Refinement

The subtleties of 2017 at Aux Reignots render an investment-worthy liquid asset. The confluence of approachability and age-worthy structure speaks volumes, appealing to both collectors enamoured by a wine's lineage and enthusiasts eager for cellar-defining moments. How Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair has articulated the voice of the vintage is nothing short of remarkable; it’s a symphony in a glass where every note plays its role with precision.

In closing, while every year brings forth its own narrative, the 2017 Vosne-Romanée Aux Reignots expresses one that resonates with clarity and sophistication. It’s wines like these—from celebrated vintages—that enrich the portfolios and palates of those who pursue viticultural excellence.

Current market price

HK$279,020.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

2085

Scores and tasting notes

93-95

The 2017 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots is second only to La Romanée in the Liger-Belair cellar this year, wafting from the glass with a striking bouquet of wild rose, spices, French roast, dark chocolate, smoked duck and ineffable savory nuances that has already integrated its new wood to a much greater degree than any of the wines that preceded it. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and multidimensional, with a satiny-textured attack, a juicy and gourmand core of fruit, supple tannins and a long, fragrant and beautifully delineated finish.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 4 January 2019

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