Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   La Romanee

2002 La Romanee

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2002 La Romanee from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Burgundy, France

The year 2002 gifted the discerning palates an exemplar of finesse and equilibrium with the La Romanee from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair. Nestled within the hallowed confines of Burgundy, Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair's renowned vines reached an impressive zenith in this auspicious year.


A Vintage That Dares to Whisper

In a year characterised by its serene weather patterns, Burgundy saw a vintage that navigated away from overt extravagance. Thus, the 2002 La Romanee is a textbook showcase of subtlety. The virtues of a gentle growing season shone through, blessing this wine with a tapestry of complexity that demands contemplation.

This vintage exudes an aromatic purity that captivates the connoisseur. A mélange of vibrant red fruits mingles with a dusting of spice and earth, leading to the beguiling suggestion of rose petals—a hallmark of superior Pinot Noir from this region.


Rare Integration: Time and Terroir

The 2002 vintage encapsulates the quintessential strengths of both time and terroir. With two decades having gently shaped its evolution, the La Romanee from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair presents seductive silkiness on the palate, embracing integrated tannins and a poised acidity.


A Beacon for Burgundy Enthusiasts Invested in Elegance

For aficionados seeking investment-grade wines or those poised to expand their collection, the 2002 La Romanee offers more than mere liquid—it is a concert of sensory serendipity encased in the bottle. Its capacity for graceful ageing makes it a compelling addition to any portfolio.

In conclusion, the 2002 La Romanee from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair resonates with an enchanting subtlety that is both its signature and proclamation. Invested connoisseurs will no doubt reverence this vintage as one that eloquently articulates the splendour of its lineage—and time has only served to enhance its acumen.

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Tasted at the La Romanée vertical at Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair. It has been over ten years since I tasted the debut 2002 La Romanée Grand Cru bottled by Comte Liger-Belair. It has certainly matured with style and in my opinion, has much more to offer than the 2003. It is precise on the nose with red cherries, candied orange peel and appealing floral aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and nicely judged acidity. I like the tension here, something that defines this vintage. After 13 years this marks a very refined debut that has the edge over the more "worked" Bouchard bottling. Tasted June 2015.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 July 2015

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