Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau

2002 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2002 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

The millennium began on an optimistic note for oenophiles, with early forecasts suggesting a promising future for Burgundy’s beloved nectars. Amidst this backdrop, the 2002 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair emerged as an exemplar of viticultural splendour, redefining benchmarks within this esteemed appellation.


A Testament to a Masterful Vintage

Perched within the hallowed terroir of Vosne-Romanée, the 2002 vintage has gracefully ascended to a pinnacle in the pantheon of collectible wines. It is a wine with an impeccably tailored structure and concentration attributable to benign climatic conditions favouring both fruit set and maturation. Pivotal was the measured warmth and light precipitation during the growing season that helped fashion a wine of both subtlety and vigour.

The palate unfurls with an intricate tapestry of red and black fruit notes, draped over an underpinning of finely wrought tannins. Notions of vibrant cherry, spiced plum, and a whisper of truffle in this 2002 reveal the deft craftsmanship at Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair. With time, these elements have married harmoniously, creating an eminent complexity that resonates with sanctity.


An Esoteric Jewel in the Investor's Crown

Epizeuxis cannot capture the essence better: Balance... Balance... Balance. This is what defines this sophisticated potion, nurtured to perfection by Louis-Michel Liger-Belair’s revered lineage. Its journey from nascent effervescence to august maturity parallels that of a sagacious investor – patient and calculated.

The 2002 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau possesses a cellar-worthy charisma that beckons with svelte assurance. A sage investment for collectors who hanker after Burgundian legendry, this wine remains astute and agile within the market - its rarity only bolstered by years.

In evaluating this vintage's placement within a stratagem permeated by prudent foresight, I avow its potential for gratifying yield. For those strategically diversifying their enophilic portfolio, including this paramount specimen from 2002 ensures both pleasure and providence.


Concluding Reflections

In sum, the 2002 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair is a paragon of Burgundian mastery; a harmonious blend of tradition and meticulous cultivation whose attributes embellish as time marches onward. As each epoch passes, it entwines more deeply into the fabric of vinous lore – truly sovereign amidst investment wines.

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Tasted at the Comte Liger-Belair vertical at the Château de Vosne. The 2002 Vosne-Romanée Clos du Château has a light, fragrant dried rose petal, strawberry and tangerine-scented bouquet that gently opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with finer tannin than the first two vintages and a keener thread of acidity. This still has respectable tension and there is an attractive piquancy on the finish that lingers in the mouth. This has aged very well and is worth seeking out. Tasted June 2015.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 July 2015

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