Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Vosne Romanee la Colombiere

2013 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2013 Vosne Romanee La Colombiere from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Burgundy, France

One often seeks the defining moments that capture the essence of a wine's birthplace and year; the 2013 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere eloquently expresses such a moment for Burgundy. Fashioned by the expert hand of Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, this vintage mirrors the narrative of a growing season beset with challenges, yet culminating in wines of unexpected splendour.


Rarity in Refinement: An Insight into 2013’s Nuances

The year 2013 was marked by a late start to the growing season in Burgundy, marred further by a damp summer which called for astute vineyard stewardship. Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair answered this call with a meticulous approach, culminating in a harvest that expressed purity and finesse. The climatic hardships indeed necessitated precise selection, yielding smaller quantities but ensuring the culling of nothing less than the most commendable fruit.


The Convergence of Elegance and Investing Rationale

Investors are frequently regaled with tales of opulent vintages from this storied appellation; however, it is the 2013 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere that strikes a chord for its vibrant energy and poised complexity. Ensconced in this wine is the epitome of Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair’s tenacity – producing red burgundies that defy climatic adversity to present wines teeming with both sensuality and structure.

This vintage invites enthusiasts with its transparent ruby hues that segue into articulate aromatics layered with ripe cherries and tender earthiness against an ethereal backdrop of finely-spiced wood. On the palate, it delivers a delicate ballet of supple tannins woven intimately with fresh acidity, indicative of impeccable balance and longevity – desirable attributes for judicious collectors.

In summary, the 2013 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair stands as a testament to Burgundy’s resilience. As one contemplates this investment-worthy wine, it serves as a resolute reminder that even among adversity's shadow, diligent craftsmanship coupled with an unflagging commitment to quality can produce splendours that captivate aficionados and investors alike.

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Tasted at the Comte Liger-Belair vertical at the Château de Vosne. The 2013 Vosne-Romanée La Colombière has a perfumed, floral, rose petal nose that is attractive, though not more than the village cru. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, crisp and poised with darker fruit developing on the slightly clipped finish. Juxtaposing this with the village cru, I might actually have a preference for that this year. Tasted June 2015.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 July 2015

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