Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Echezeaux Grand Cru

2015 Echezeaux Grand Cru

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2015 Echezeaux Grand Cru from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Burgundy, France

The noble terroir of Echezeaux is renowned for producing some of Burgundy's most arresting and nuanced expressions of Pinot Noir. The 2015 vintage is a testament to the virtuosity with which Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair harnesses this grandeur. Truly, in the pantheon of peerless vintages, the 2015 stands out with its exquisite balance and profound depth.

 

A Study in Elegance and Power

The 2015 Echezeaux Grand Cru from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair represents a symphony of sensory pleasures. This particular year was marked by providential conditions, an early flowering followed by a warm, dry summer, culminating in grapes of impeccable maturity. The result is a vintage with both the concentration and poise that investors and connoisseurs alike yearn to enshrine in their cellars.

The wine unfolds with beguiling layers of ripe red fruits laced with exotic spices, underpinned by a distinctive minerality that speaks to its storied origins. On the palate, it exudes a regal structure juxtaposed with a velvety texture—a duality embodying the epitome of fine Burgundian craftsmanship.

 

A Vintage Distinct in Character

As one contemplates the 2015 vintage, it becomes clear that this year has given us a rendition of Echezeaux that balances the estate's characteristic finesse with the audacious energy of a season kissed by the sun. This Grand Cru speaks eloquently of its lineage—holding true to the ethereal perfume and intricacy customary of Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair's offerings—yet exuding an additional layer of opulence bestowed by the vintage's generous climatic benevolence. It is a compelling investment piece, displaying not only immediate allure but the capacity for graceful evolution over time.

In summary, the 2015 Echezeaux Grand Cru from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair is an enchanting narrative told through wine—a narrative that pairs an exceptional terroir with a vintage destined for legend. For investors, it is a confident stride into the realms of fine wine royalty; for aficionados, an arresting encounter with Burgundian grandeur at its most captivating.

Market price (USD)

$33,840.00

12x75cl

Highest score

92

POP score

2310

Scores and tasting notes

92

Tasted blind, the 2015 Echézeaux Grand Cru is quite closed and inscrutable right now, unfurling with aeration to reveal aromas of rich espresso roast, dark chocolate, wild berries and grilled squab. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, firm and structured, its ample chassis of fine but firm structuring tannin rendering the wine hard to read. I suspect this score will prove decidedly conservative once this Echézeaux has spent a few more years in the cellar.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 31 October 2018

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