Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Vosne Romanee la Colombiere

2009 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

The 2009 Vosne Romanée La Colombière from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

In my four decades of vinous exploration, it is the singular vintages that echo through the palate's memory. The 2009 Vosne Romanée La Colombière from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair stands proudly among these, a vintage of such character and distinction that it could only hail from the storied vineyards of Burgundy.

 

A Vintage Defined by Delicate Power

The year 2009 was blessed with an abundance of sunshine, punctuated by timely rain, allowing the grapes to reach optimal ripeness without forsaking their inherent verve. The well-drained limestone and marl soils of Vosne-Romanée, renowned for nurturing grapes that convey a beguiling complexity, gave Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair an excellent canvas for creating a wine symbolic of both purity and power.

The wine emits an intoxicating perfume; ethereal aromas of cherries and violets perform a delicate dance, with whispers of exotic spices hinting at the seductive elegance within. On the palate, the 2009 Vosne Romanée La Colombière unfurls layers upon layers. The interplay of succulent red fruit with nuanced earthy undertones is bolstered by finely woven tannins—a testament to the judicious élevage carrying the domaine's signature finesse. Indeed, this bottle is a confluence of terroir and meteorological serendipity.

 

Investment-Worthy Elegance from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

True connoisseurs and investors alike will appreciate this wine's current openness and its promise for continued evolution. A graceful arch in time should allow the intricate components to meld harmoniously, suggesting that cellars will find their patience bountifully rewarded over the coming years.

In summary, stepping beyond mere descriptors into the realm of experience, to uncork the 2009 Vosne Romanée La Colombière from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair is to revel in a Burgundian odyssey—a symphonic blend of season and soil that affirms its investment-grade pedigree.

Market price (USD)

$17,650.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

1112.31

Scores and tasting notes

93

The 2009 Vosne-Romanee La Colombiere is quite a bit fleshier than the 2010. The floral notes that are typical of this site are given a little extra volume and depth in 2009. Dark cherries, menthol and licorice are some of the nuances that flesh out on the generous, inviting finish. This is an especially round, inviting Burgundy with plenty of 2009 appeal. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. Louis-Michel Liger-Belair’s 2009s have turned out just as great as I thought they would. These are some of the most personal, intimate wines being made in Burgundy. There really is nothing else that even closely resembles the house style. Importer: Grand Cru Selections, New York, NY; tel. (212) 974-2500

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 25 April 2012

Vintage performance