Domaine du Comte Liger Belair   Vosne Romanee la Colombiere

2016 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2016 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Burgundy, France

The 2016 vintage in Burgundy was characterised by a season that defied expectations. Spring's harrowing frosts and mildew threat were ably confronted by vineyards such as Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, who turned the unpredictability of nature into a marvelous expression of their terroir. Known for their small-scale, quality-focused approach, the domaine's 2016 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere is a study in precision and finesse.


Terroir Meets Triumph: The Making of A Sterling Vintage

Amidst Burgundy's fickle climatic conditions, Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair emerged triumphant with their 2016 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere. Courageous vignerons contended with challenging weather and emerged with a wine that speaks to the resilience and adaptability of both vines and vineyard management at this iconic estate. A paragon of the Vosne Romanee appellation, this stunning offering showcases the lauded composure of Liger-Belair's viticulture prowess.


A Testament to Artful Winemaking

The 2016 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere manifests the season’s tribulations: ripened Pinot Noir grapes translating into an impeccably balanced wine. It's radiant in its youth with potential to evolve seductively. Engaging aromatics announce themselves with whispers of red fruits encased in silken tannins, while a choreographed mineral streak pirouettes elegantly against the backdrop of refined oak nuances.

An exemplar for collectors and investors alike, this vintage underpins why informed connoisseurs keen on wine investment cherish nuanced Burgundies – it brings together rarity and exceptional quality that often signify lucrative appreciation over time.

In conclusion, the 2016 Vosne Romanee la Colombiere from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair exemplifies the estate's adept navigation through a climatically adverse year, culminating in a harmonious vintage unsurpassed in its eloquence within the glass. It stands out as an investable jewel for those who seek to enrich their cellars with a wine poised for both immediate enjoyment and long-term maturation.

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The 2016 Vosne-Romanée La Colombière, which suffered only marginal frost damage, has a perfumed bouquet with blackcurrant pastille and blueberry scents, a little darker than the village cru in style but equally as sensual. The palate is medium-bodied with very supple tannin, dark berry fruit laced with iodine, focused with a more floral finish than the village cru. Superb, especially for a village cru.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 December 2017

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