Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau

2001 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2001 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

The very mention of Vosne-Romanée invokes a symphony of Pinot Noir at its most enchanting, and the 2001 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair sings from a score of exceptional climatic harmony. With four decades spent chronicling vintages, I’ve seen the ebb and flow of seasons write their tales in vinous ink, but this release demands distinct attention.


An Exceptional Year Captured

The millennium brought forth myriad prosperities for Burgundy's esteemed vignerons. Yet, it was the 2001 vintage that caught my eye, marrying the grandeur of old-world sensibility with a dash of modern control. The year was marked by a phantasmagoric summer that juggled heatwaves and timely rains, sculpting an environment which allowed for meticulous ripening—the grist to Liger-Belair's mill.

The alchemy between season and soil in the hallowed commune of Vosne is epitomised waywardly in the 2001 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau—a confluence of delicacy and power. On the palate, this liquid tapestry threads through an opulent array of black cherries, mingled with a whisper of fresh violets—and a tannic structure tender enough to invoke sonnets, yet robust as old roots gripping earth.


Matured Grandeur: A Treasure for Investors

As this vintage dances into its third decade—equally graced for immediate indulgence as for careful cellaring—it emerges as a timeless investment piece. The chronicle of 2001 has been told in bottles across Burgundy but resonates most profoundly within the liquid history captured by Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair's Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau. A trophy for collectors, its strength lies not just in enduring appeal or gastronomic versatility but also in its potential to charm the investor searching for a wine that matures as gracefully in bottle as it does in value.

For those captivated by the narrative woven within each vintage, the 2001 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair offers a vestige laced with finesse—a paragon that astutely navigates decades whilst beckoning palates keen on prestige. To possess such a vintage is to hold not just a bottle but a storied chapter of Burgundian excellence.

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The 2001 Vosne-Romanée Clos du Château from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair is fully mature, garnet in hue and offering up a sweet and autumnal nose of dried cherry, fallen leaves and orange rind, framed by a wisp of cedary wood. On the palate, the wine is supple and medium-bodied, with a lush attack, melted tannins and good volume, but it's missing a bit of intensity and depth to underpin its textural generosity.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 28 February 2018

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