Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Echezeaux Grand Cru

2009 Echezeaux Grand Cru

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2009 Echezeaux Grand Cru from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Burgundy, France

In the vast and illustrious tapestry of Burgundy, few threads capture the connoisseur's imagination quite like the 2009 Echezeaux Grand Cru from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair. The vintage was praiseworthy across much of Burgundy, with Echezeaux claiming its rightful place amidst the best, embodying the prestige and potential that lures investors and collectors alike.


An Exemplar of Excellence: The 2009 Delight

This particular year was a beacon for Burgundy enthusiasts, heraled for its generous weather patterns that gave birth to grapes with optimal ripeness. The 2009 vintage stands out as one with balanced climatic conditions that permitted the vines to express their terroir with precision and grace. The resulting wine: a masterpiece of harnessed sunshine and earthy eloquence.

The 2009 Echezeaux Grand Cru reveals a tapestry of ripe red fruit aromas entwined with whispers of incense and a remarkable minerality - a harmony of characteristics that only a Grand Cru parcel and masterful vinification practices can achieve. The palate is greeted with an opulent texture, where layers of cherry and delicate spices from well-integrated oak unfurl seamlessly.


Finesse in the Investment Portfolio

Elegance persists through a lengthy finish that speaks volumes of the cellar potential of this wine. Wines from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, particularly such an admirable vintage, constitute a sagacious addition to any investment portfolio, promising a worthwhile maturation for those who prize patience. The 2009 vintage is acclaimed for its balance and immediate allure, while provident investors appreciate that time will unfurl even deeper complexities within its ruby depths.

In conclusion, the 2009 Echezeaux Grand Cru from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair continues to shine more than a decade on. With this vintage, we are reminded that nature's contributions and human craft combine to create not just wine but liquid history – each sip a snapshot of a season framed perfectly by both vineyard and vintner.

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Tasted at the Comte Liger-Belair vertical at the Château de Vosne. The 2009 Echézeaux Grand Cru has a delightful bouquet even if it has to shrug off a little reduction. There are plush red cherry and raspberry fruit, rose petals and candied orange peel scents. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, fine acidity, quite tannic and almost like a 2010 in style than 2009. It does not quite deliver the sustain on the finish but it should age nicely over the next 15 to 20 years. Tasted June 2015.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 July 2015

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