Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots

2013 Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2013 Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

In the canon of Burgundy's resplendent offerings, the 2013 Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair emerges as a portrait of both precision and grace. The narrative of the 2013 vintage was undoubtedly dictated by nature's whims—an erratic growing season that challenged even the most skilled vignerons. Yet, in this crucible of climatic tribulation, the staunch domaines crafted wines that resonate with vibrancy and resilience.


A Vintage of Defiance and Elegance

The crescendo of 2013's growing season was a brilliant September that bestowed an eleventh-hour reprieve, rescuing an imperiled crop and gifting it finesse. Burgundy aficionados will recall the nuances of this year's vintage as it beckoned the meticulous care from those as esteemed as the team at Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair. Harvesting at the optimum moment was pivotal—securing a cache of fruit for a reserved yet tantalizing expression of the revered Aux Reignots vineyard.


Investment Worthy: A Reflection on Terroir

With a measured palate, one can discern in the 2013 Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, a labyrinth of red and dark fruits interwoven with an earthy undercurrent. It is this terroir-driven complexity balanced against an elegant structure that renders the wine not just palatable but a wise contender for investment.

A decade since its release, this wine now unfurls its layers with an elaborate poise; the initial reticence has given way to silken textures and perfumed finesse. The meticulous vinification processes followed by patient ageing have ensured that each bottle encapsulates not only a moment in time but also promises continuity in excellence.

In closing, while alluring in its youth, maturity has imparted upon this 2013 Vosne Romanee a nuanced character that behooves those who favour subtlety over bravado. For collectors and investors alike, it remains a linchpin—a beautifully rendered composition from one of Burgundy's esteemed plots overseen by the illustrious Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair.

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Tasted at the Comte Liger-Belair vertical at the Château de Vosne. The 2013 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots, which was bottled in April 2015, already has plenty of primary red berry fruit on the nose that feels very pure - mulberry and maraschino cherry. The palate continues really where the 2012 left off: quite wondrous delineation and tension from start to finish, perhaps edgier than the 2012, with a precise finish that has the perfect amount of sappy red berry fruit. One of the best Aux Reignots in recent years, one that has really elevated to another level since I tasted in from barrel. Tasted June 2015.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 July 2015

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