Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   La Romanee

2005 La Romanee

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2005 La Romanee from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Burgundy, France

The year 2005 graced the vineyards of Burgundy with a vintage that stands as a testament to the alchemy of nature's influence and human artistry. Within this context, the 2005 La Romanee from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair emerges as an epitome of finesse; a singular expression from one of Burgundy's smallest grand cru vineyards.

 

Tempering Time's Touch: A Vintage Revisited

Unfurling in the glass, this vintage narrates the tale of an exceptional harvest. The 2005 season was met with a harmonious balance of warm days and cool nights, an orchestration that forged wines with both profound complexity and striking vitality. The character of the 2005 La Romanee is indicative of such climatic serendipity, reflecting a seamless blend of ripeness and structure.

 

Investing in Terroir-Driven Excellence

The intricate bouquet of the 2005 La Romanee reveals layers of dark cherry and ripe berries, enlivened by an alluring undercurrent of violets and subtle earthiness —hints of spice and oak aging dance alongside. On the palate, this wine is transformative: initial richness evolves into a wine of poignant acidity and dexterous tannins. It proffers a finish that performs with both specificity to its coveted terroir and continuance worthy of its lineage at Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair.

A sage selection for fine wine investors, this vintage interweaves imbibable pleasure with staunch potential for evolution within one's cellar. Enthusiasts seeking to diversify their portfolio will note not just its immediate gratification but also promise for further maturity —an opportunity for both present enjoyment and future revelation.

 

Oenological Odyssey: The Essence of 2005 La Romanee

In conclusion, the 2005 La Romanee is both an anchor to the excellence expected from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair and a beacon for Burgundian brilliance in a favourable year. Its intricate balance and unfolding narrative on the palate make it an impeccable choice for those investing not just in wine itself but in moments captured within every bottle's evolution.

Market price (USD)

$223,390.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

12199.33

Scores and tasting notes

95

Tasted at the La Romanée vertical at Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair. The 2005 La Romanée Grand Cru from Comte Liger-Belair has a very refined bouquet, far superior to the previous two vintages with black plum, cranberry and subtle marine influences, though it is still tightly-wound at the moment. But there is real class here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannin and very well-judged acidity. There is a touch of spice here, real tension with black truffle on the finish. This is an superb La Romanée but one that needs another few years. Tasted June 2015.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 July 2015

Vintage performance