Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau

2017 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2017 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

In the esteemed hierarchy of Burgundy wines, few garner respect akin to the captivating productions from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair. The 2017 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau is no exception to their legacy, standing as a testament to the winemaking prowess ensconced in this venerated corner of Côte de Nuits. This vintage enthrals with its refined elegance and layered complexity that the connoisseur's palate eagerly seeks.


Exceptional Vintage Characteristics

The 2017 vintage in Burgundy was endowed with a relatively generous growing season, dodging the severe frosts that had beleaguered previous years. The benevolent climate fostered an earlier harvest, presenting ripe grapes with balanced acidity and concentrated flavours. In this bottle, such climatic fortune has culminated into a wine that transcends the typical paradigm of finesse associated with Vosne-Romanée.

The 2017 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau demonstrates an aromatic kaleidoscope where dark cherry, wild strawberry and exquisitely integrated oak speak of its noble breeding. On the palate, a precise dance of power and grace unfolds; silk-like tannins and earthy undertones testament to its esteemed terroir. Notes of spiced plum and a whisper of clove are buoyed by a fresh acidity, which promises a future of opulent evolution.


An Investment in Liquid Artistry

For the astute fine wine investor, vintages from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair represent something comparative to acquiring an exquisite piece of art. The reputation of both the 2017 vintage and the Domaine suggest that acquisitions such as this 2017 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau are prudent additions to any serious portfolio. The allure does not rest solely on its investment potential but also resides in the sheer sensory pleasure it offers.

As each swirl and sip unveils layers of this wine's luxuriant profile, one cannot help but acknowledge the mastery behind its creation. It encapsulates a memorable year for Burgundy with poise and magnificence. Elegantly crafted, it stands confidently among peers, promising both exceptional drinking and rewarding maturation prospects for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

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The 2017 Vosne-Romanée Clos du Château is more floral and demonstrative, bursting with aromas of peony, rose petal, citrus rind, warm spices, grilled meats and espresso roast, with some berry fruit in a supporting role. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and ample, with supple structuring tannins that are largely concealed by a succulent core of fruit. While the Clos du Château is planted with Pinot Droit on SO4 rootstock, Liger-Belair reliably renders his most charming, sensuous village bottling from this site.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 4 January 2019

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