Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots

2016 Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2016 Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Burgundy, France

The delicate alchemy of Burgundian terroir meets the mastery of viticulture and winemaking in the 2016 Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair. This vintage stands testament to the resilience and adaptive proficiency of the venerable producer amidst a year that challenged Burgundy's vineyards with its climatic whims.

 

A Vintage Painted with Nature's Whimsy

Even as late frosts in April and capricious weather patterns cast an air of unpredictability over Burgundy's 2016 vintage, the resulting wines such as the Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots have emerged triumphant, a vivid display of strength and elegance. The Aux Reignots sub-clime, nested within Vosne-Romanée, has birthed a wine with depth and complexity that only such adversity can invoke.

 

Tasting Notes: A Tapestry of Terroir

This 2016 vintage encapsulates a harmonious blend of ripeness and precision. In its aromatic bouquet, you'll find a symphony of dark cherries and ripe strawberries married with subtle undertones of exotic spices – signatures of its reputed appellation. On the palate, it pirouettes between power and finesse, with its dense fruit core enveloped in velvety tannins and punctuated by a vibrant acidity that brings forth a finish as lengthy as it is compelling.

The stewardship of Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair has ensured that their commitment to biodynamic principles and meticulous winegrowing practices have steered the 2016 Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots to its pedestal as one of the most notable wines of its vintage.

 

Investment Worthiness and Cellaring Potential

Cognisant investors will recognise the allure in adding the 2016 Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots to their portfolios. Its rarity, coupled with the acclaim that accompanies Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair's creations, renders this vintage an investment-worthy collectible for enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. Furthermore, this wine holds a promise for impressive cellaring potential, certainly warranting patience from those willing to let its narrative unfold over time.

Each swirl and sip carries the legacy of not just Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair but also paints a nuanced picture of the tumultuous yet triumphant 2016 vintage. Whether cherished now or allowed to evolve gracefully in the cellar, the 2016 Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots occupies a unique position as both an extraordinary sensory experience and a shrewd addition to any fine wine investment portfolio.

Market price (USD)

$34,610.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

1890

Scores and tasting notes

94-96

The 2016 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots has an intense bouquet with dark cherries, violets, a hint of cold wet limestone and blood orange. The palate is medium-bodied with a silky opening, plush and yet tensile thanks to that silver bead of acidity. The quality of the vineyard really shines through in this Reignots, the tip of the tongue tingling with spice, the back absorbing those waves of crushed black and blue fruit. Gorgeous!

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 December 2017

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