Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Vosne Romanee la Colombiere

2018 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2018 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Burgundy

The noble landscape of Burgundy has bestowed yet another exquisite offering upon us with the 2018 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair. My long-standing acquaintance with this esteemed producer has afforded me the pleasure of witnessing the thoughtful cultivation of their parcels yield fruit of profound complexity and allure.

 

Investment-Caliber Vintage with Purity and Precision

Investing in fine wine is as much an art as it is a science, and those who seek both prestige and potential will be enamored by the 2018 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere. Upon its release, the vintage immediately demanded attention for its clarity of terroir and astute vinification. The growing season, graced by a warm summer tempered with welcome bouts of rain, imbued the grapes with a balance that transcends the realms of flavour and structure.

 

A Symphony of Earthy Elegance

This particular year allows us to savour a harmonious symphony where rich, dark fruit notes play first violin, supported by a chamber ensemble of earthy undertones led by subtle truffle and a wisp of fine tobacco. Layered textures arise from well-integrated tannins, which promise a blooming longevity to those willing to allow this vintage to achieve its full crescendo in the cellar.

The vineyard’s limestone-rich soils have always underwritten the wines crafted by Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair with an unmistakable minerality. Indeed, the 2018 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere bears this hallmark with aplomb: a testimony to its undeniably prestigious pedigree.

Sophisticated collectors and investors will discern, in this exceptional cuvée, a compelling combination—poise for remarkable ageing and immediate drinking appeal—a rare duality even amidst its Burgundian brethren.

 

The Finest Hour of an Illustrious Lineage

The 2018 vintage encapsulates a near-perfect alignment of climate, care, and craft. What resulted is a wine that could easily be perceived as one of the brightest stars in the firmament of Vosne-Romanée. The 2018 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair distinguishes itself as both an investment pièce de résistance and a gem of consummate enjoyment for the true lover of exquisite Burgundian artistry.

Current market price

HK$130,560.00

12x75cl

Highest score

90

POP score

1366

Scores and tasting notes

89-91

Revealing a deeper bouquet of cherries, sweet berry fruit, orange rind, peonies and toasty new oak, the 2018 Vosne-Romanée La Colombière is medium to full-bodied, velvety and enveloping, with a rounded profile that's underpinned by succulent acids.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 9 January 2020

Vintage performance