Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau

2016 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2016 Vosne-Romanée Clos du Château from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Vosne-Romanée, Burgundy, France

With the muster of four decades traversing the hallowed terroirs of Burgundy, few wines have gripped my senses as the 2016 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair has. A resplendent example of viticultural craftsmanship, this particular vintage whispers tales of a season which presented challenges and triumphs in equal measure.

 

Premium Pedigree with Poise

Perhaps it is the whisper of limestone and clay that lingers with poignancy in the 2016 vintage, or the careful orchestration of fruit and terroir that sings of Vosne-Romanée purity. Before even one’s nose dips into the glass, it is clear - the ’16 vintage bids you welcome into a secluded realm of complexity and finesse that only the illustrious Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair can conduct.

 

A Vintage to Remember

The growing season of 2016 was storied; frosty beginnings led to breathless anticipation amongst vignerons. Yet as the season matured, so did hope, as summertime brought forth a bevy of conditions that conspired to unveil grapes singing with vibrant acidity and nuanced flavours. The alchemy between climate and vine responded pertinently within this cloistered parcel of Vosne-Romanée.

The 2016 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau reveals itself with red fruit harmonies that play alongside subtle hints of spice and an earthy undertone - characteristics that are emblems of an intriguing vintage. An investment in this wine speaks not only to its immediate palate delight but hints at untold chapters that will flourish with age; a storyline budding with potential.

For the astute fine wine investor, there is a poetic resonance to securing a cuvée with such pedigree—a jewel in Burgundy's vinous diadem.

 

Intelligence and Intrigue: A Connoisseur's Chronicle

In summary, within each bottle of the 2016 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair lies a narrative etched within its ruby depths – a tale suffused with climatic nuance, strung tightly to the bow of expert winemaking. As this vintage rests in your cellar, envision its journey from bud-break through to uncorking - an odyssey certain to make any wine aficionado’s heart beat quicker in anticipation.

Market price (USD)

$17,300.00

12x75cl

Highest score

89

POP score

1575.56

Scores and tasting notes

88-90

The 2016 Vosne-Romanée Clos du Château, which came from vat, has a broad, generous, wild strawberry and cranberry-scented bouquet with beautifully integrated oak, very sensual in style and if anything, gaining intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy red berry fruit, maybe not quite as harmonious as the Colombière and just pulling up a little short on the finish at the moment. That said, I am sure that it will develop more substance once in bottle.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 December 2017

Vintage performance