Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau

2005 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2005 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Burgundy, France

In the pantheon of noteworthy Burgundian vintages, the 2005 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair has distinguished itself as a paragon of complexity and grace. My liaisons with this exquisite wine have spanned well over a decade, nurturing an intimate acquaintance with its evolution from youth to maturity.


Legacy and Elegance: A Refined Investment Choice

The fabric of the 2005 vintage is one woven from excellent climatic conditions—an ideal spring followed by a moderately warm summer, culminating in superbly ripe fruit come harvest. The hand of the vintner, Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, recognized for their quintessential expressions of Pinot Noir, exemplifies meticulous craftsmanship in every bottle.


Genesis of Splendour: The 2005 Vintage Defined

In its current state, the 2005 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau astonishes with a bouquet of rich dark cherry and subtle hints of exotic spices, an olfactory ballet set against an undercurrent of sophisticated earthiness. The terroir's signature is pronounced; the wine's magnificent structure and layered tannins speak fluently of its noble origins within the hallowed vineyards of Vosne-Romanée.

The palate reveals a symphony of refined textures—silken yet profound—with savoury undertones offset by fleeting whispers of red berry fruit and an enduring finish that resonates like the last reverberating note from a Stradivarius violin.

Reflective of its illustrious provenance and superior vintage conditions, the 2005 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau emerges as one of the most investable wines in the connoisseur’s portfolio. Its aristocratic poise marries effortlessly with a latent power that promises further grandeur with continued cellaring.


Concluding Verdict: A Cherished Emblem of Oenological Artistry

It is within this storied vintage that we find not just a wine but an encapsulation of artistry and history—the defining characteristics that ignite passion in collectors and investors alike. Whether procured for pleasure or as a sage asset, the 2005 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau by Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair stands as an emblematic beacon, radiant with potential and rich with legacy—epitomising the best that Burgundy has to offer.

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Tasted at the Comte Liger-Belair vertical at the Château de Vosne. The 2005 Vosne-Romanée Clos du Château is a vast improvement over the previous two vintages with fresh red cherry, orange rind and rosemary scents that are not intense, but are well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, harmonious in the mouth with degraded, lightly spiced red fruit and a slight grittiness on the finish that is appealing. This is probably at its peak now - the best vintage since the 2000 for sure. Tasted June 2015.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 July 2015

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