Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Echezeaux Grand Cru

2013 Echezeaux Grand Cru

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2013 Echezeaux Grand Cru from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

Immersing oneself in the world of Burgundy wines is akin to delving into a historical tapestry, replete with years that narrate stories of climatic caprice and viticultural virtuosity. Amongst this rich chronicle shines the 2013 Echezeaux Grand Cru from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair – a vintage that delicately dances on the palates of enthusiasts and investors alike, juggling poise and intensity with aplomb.

 

Majestic Minutiae: Unveiling a Vintage’s Soul

The year 2013 heralded a suite of challenges for vignerons across Burgundy – a cool spring engaged in a lengthy tussle with flowering whilst summer dallied before making its grand entry. However, through deft handling and unerring commitment to quality, Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair has moulded adversity into triumph.

The essence of this Echezeaux Grand Cru is its remarkable structure, emanating an elegance that belies the climatic irregularities of its inception. Notes of dark cherry and blackcurrant are punctuated by spicy undertones, with a subtle yet sure oak influence. This wine encapsulates the finesse of Pinot Noir from a vintage that demanded precision both in timing the harvest to perfection and coaxing the fullest expression from its grapes on the Côte de Nuits' hallowed ground.

 

The Investor’s Pour: A Fitting Addition to Portfolios

To opine on 2013 Echezeaux Grand Cru from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair is to commend its investment pedigree, underpinned by its scarcity and superb ageing potential. Enthusiasts seeking a wine that promises an evolving narrative over time need look no further – this is a bottling that will mature gracefully, lending layers of complexity with each passing year.

In sum, the 2013 vintage at Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair has distinguished itself not by power but by finesse – yielding an Echezeaux Grand Cru that stands as witness to the exquisite alchemy between man, vine, and Mother Nature's whims. Herein lies a collectible treasure for discerning investors seeking addition of restrained elegance and poised longevity to their cellar repertoires.

Market price (USD)

$45,190.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

2644.29

Scores and tasting notes

94

Tasted at the Comte Liger-Belair vertical at the Château de Vosne. The 2013 Echézeaux Grand Cru, which had been bottled in March, was already showing sophistication on the nose - great purity here with candied orange peel dallying with wild strawberry and raspberry coulis. The palate is medium-bodied with fine supple tannin. There is some new oak to be assimilated as you would expect, but like the previous vintage it is the substance and freshness on the finish that really elevates this over Louis-Michel's first vintages. Tasted June 2015.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 July 2015

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