Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Echezeaux Grand Cru

2007 Echezeaux Grand Cru

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2007 Echezeaux Grand Cru from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Burgundy, France

Perched at the zenith of Burgundy's lauded hierarchy, the 2007 Echezeaux Grand Cru from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair has matured into an exquisite testament to the nuance and deep-seated complexity synonymous with grand cru finesse.

 

A Vintage Defined by Elegance and Precision

The tale of 2007 in Burgundy is one of early promise tempered by climatic challenges. Yet, the seasoned vignerons knew well how to navigate these capricious skies. Thanks to a late harvest, the grapes from the distinguished Echezeaux vineyard were eloquently persuaded to yield a profile that whispers refinement rather than declaims it.

A vintage as singular as 2007 calls for a certain calibre of connoisseurship to truly appreciate its merits. On this particular venture into the glass, you'll discover a wine that blossoms with an opulent bouquet, rich in dark fruit laced with an earthy sotto voce, so distinct to the terroir of Echezeaux. The subtle touches of spice and autumnal notes are judiciously contained within a structure that flaunts both debonair and gravitas—a dance between power and grace.

 

A Symbiosis of Terroir and Talent

The transcendent nature of the 2007 Echezeaux Grand Cru is attributable to not only the heralded soils of this grand cru enclave but equally to the mastery behind Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair's winemaking. Each sip introduces nuanced layers that are choreographed much like a tightly woven tapestry—indicative of the artisanal care imbued throughout its creation.

The crescendo of its ageing potential has been closely monitored; now, in its state of subtle maturity, it serves as a paragon for fine wine investment—resonating particularly with those who comprehend the investment gravitas carried by such an eminent vintage.

 

In Vino Veritas: Assessing Investment Potential

An erudite investor knows to look beyond fleeting market trends and focus on intrinsic quality and singular character. Herein lies the value proposition of the 2007 Echezeaux Grand Cru—a storied history, limited production numbers, and a current peak in maturation intersect to present an opportunity as layered and compelling as the wine itself. Reflecting on this particular cru is akin to decrypting an ancient text; there’s always more to uncover beneath its expressive surface.

Let us not be swayed solely by zeitgeist vintages. The quiet confidence exuding from this 2007 delivers an understated message: grandeur isn't always fashioned by bombast—it often prevails through whispered elegance.

Current market price

$31,990.00

12x75cl

Highest score

90

POP score

2621

Scores and tasting notes

90

Tasted at the Comte Liger-Belair vertical at the Château de Vosne. The 2007 Echézeaux Grand Cru has a light and airy bouquet that, if I am being honest, does not quite deliver the complexity of some of Louis-Michel fellow 2007 premier crus. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, not as cohesive as the Vosne-Romanée premier crus with a little harshness on the finish. Tasted June 2015.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 July 2015

Vintage performance