Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau

2009 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2009 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

Within the pantheon of legendary Burgundy offerings, the 2009 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair etches its illustrious mark. This increasingly sought-after single vineyard release nestles in the hallowed vinous tapestry like a rare gemstone, known for its finesse, complexity, and capacity to enchant with its transformative aging potential.

 

The Pedigree of an Exceptional Vintage

The 2009 vintage was one that kindled the flames of excitement within the Burgundy appellation. A year defined by a return to classical proportions following the dramatics of 2008, it brought forth wines that were not merely sumptuous but structured with both substance and poise. The Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau from this celebrated year is emblematic of such virtues. It invites one into a reverie marked by luscious full-bodied sophistication and an allegiance to terroir-driven transcendence.

 

A Narrative Weaved in Every Sip

At first glance, the striking ruby hue of the 2009 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau provides just a hint of the symphony to follow. On the nose, an intricate ballet of aromas - dark cherry and violet entwined with whispers of spice - seduces even before one indulges in a taste. On the palate, the wine articulates its narrative with depth: robust and self-assured layers bearing sultry fruit, earthy undertones, and a sleek minerality, knit together by tannins that carry both grace and authority.

The aftertaste lingers with an epilogue that resonates; it insists upon contemplation – a meditative homage to its birthplace and years shaped by careful husbandry and climatic beneficence. This wine has woven itself into the fabric of discerning collectors' portfolios, respected as much for its present allure as for its promise of evolution.

 

Investment-Worthy Excellence & Elegance

As we navigate through tastes that define epochs in winemaking brilliance, it is inevitable that attention falls on vintages that paint their own epochal canvases. The 2009 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau is undeniably one such masterpiece. It possesses the critical elements underpinning investment-worthy wines: pedigree, scarcity, and an unerring trajectory towards magnificence in maturation. For investors keen on holding a piece of Burgundy's heart within their portfolio, here lies an opportunity enshrined in liquid history.

Market price (USD)

$16,950.00

12x75cl

Highest score

91

POP score

1261.82

Scores and tasting notes

91

Tasted at the Comte Liger-Belair vertical at the Château de Vosne. The 2009 Vosne-Romanée Clos du Château clearly has more fruit concentration on the nose compared to the 2007 and 2008: sensual red cherries mixed with raspberry and orange blossom. I like how seamlessly the oak is integrated here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and a crisp line of acidity. This is the oldest vintage that feels as if it could benefit from more bottle age. This is very fine. Tasted June 2015.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 July 2015

Vintage performance