Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Vosne Romanee la Colombiere

2003 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2003 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Burgundy, France

Embark upon an enigmatic journey through the annals of Burgundy's terroirs with the 2003 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair. An extraordinary vintage, this wine encapsulates a year where climatic generosity sculpted by skilled vintners' hands yields opulence in a bottle.


Panache and Pedigree: The Craftsmanship of Investment Grade Wines

For fine wine investors seeking out jewels of the Cote d'Or, the reputation of Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair needs little introduction. Through deft cultivation and fastidious attention to oenological detail, their wines attain a regal status among connoisseurs and investors alike. If finesse has a standard-bearer, it is found within the vinous walls of this noble label.


A Vintage Defined by Heat and Heart

In the ascendant echelons of Burgundian reds, the 2003 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair holds its own with unmistakable gravitas. An anomalously hot summer burdened many, yet this esteemed domaine's low-yielding vines concentrated an intricate lattice of ripe berries and earthen spice. Redolent of cherries steeped in an admixture of cloves and violets, this vintage pirouettes effortlessly between power and elegance.

Tasting this wine is akin to encountering an old soul housed in youthful vibrancy; its palate exhibits an abundance of ripe fruit tempered by seasoned tannins that sing a hymn to its extraordinary provenance. The wine's balance—a testament to its maker's ability to harness nature's extremities—carries whispers of plums and an undercurrent of subtle oak influences that harmonize in a complex ballet.

In summation, 2003 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair represents a paramount investment benchmark for enthusiasts seeking vintages that exemplify character moulded by exceptional climatic conditions. From the collector's cellar to the acumen investor's portfolio, its inclusion is one of strategic foresight—a legacy from an epoch year consumed by heat but defined by heart.

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Produced from 60-70-year old vines, the 2003 Vosne-Romanee La Colombiere displays a boisterous nose of red cherries and spices. Medium to full-bodied, intense, and succulent, this admirable wine exhibits a rich, ample personality redolent of candied red cherries as well as raspberries. Opulent yet focused, its character seamlessly lingers for 30 seconds or more in its lush, sweet finish. Drink it over the next 7 years. A Becky Wasserman Selection / Le Serbet; French Fax: 011-33-3-80-24-29-70, various American importers, including Mt. Carmel, Hamden, CT; tel. (203) 281-0800

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 28 August 2005

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