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.

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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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