Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Vosne Romanee la Colombiere

1996 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

1996 Vosne-Romanée La Colombière from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

The turn of the 21st century heralded not only a new millennium but also revealed gems from the climatically idiosyncratic close of the 20th. Amongst these hidden treasures, we find an exquisite example in the 1996 Vosne-Romanée La Colombière from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, an embodiment of Burgundian winemaking prowess.


A Confluence of Terroir and Mastery

In the revered village of Vosne-Romanée, where vines whisper the secrets of the terroir, Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair has crafted a vintage that excels with a nuanced finesse. The '96 year exemplifies how this venerated plot and precise vinification contribute to an offering that stands distinct within a wine investor's portfolio.


Dissecting the Distinction: A Vintage of Virtue

The 1996 Vosne-Romanée La Colombière seems like an intricate tapestry woven with threads of ripe red fruits and a dense mineral undertow, likely attributed to that year's growing conditions which demanded the utmost resilience from the vines. Cool nights etched into this vintage a distinguished freshness, proffering an elegant structure beneath its amply fruited veneer.

The palate encounters a convivial dance of complexity and balance; an ethereal blend that lingers on both the senses and the memory. This is a relationship between land and vine in which '96 was an exceptional vintage, granting ample rainfall during spring followed by a quintessentially Burgundian summer leading to excellent phenolic maturity at harvest.

As one delves deeper into this wine, suggestions of spiced cherry tartness and underbrush create an intricate dialogue with subtle tertiary notes perhaps reminiscent of fine leather and earthen truffle, marks of an exquisite aging trajectory.

In sum, for those eyeing judicious expansion within their cellar repertoire or investment portfolio, the 1996 Vosne-Romanée La Colombière emerges as a vintage with articulated poise. Its storied provenance, coupled with Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair's commitment to terroir expression, proclaims this offering not only as collectible but consummately pleasurable.

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