Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

Listed Wines Echezeaux Grand Cru
La Romanee
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres
Nuits St Georges les Cras
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere
Vosne Romanee les Suchots
Owner Liger-Belair family
President Louis-Michel Liger-Belair
Annual Production ​(Grand Vin) 350 cases
Classification Grand Cru
Sub-Region Burgundy
Interesting Fact The estate is experimenting with horse-ploughing on its vineyards to ensure wines are truly terroir-driven.
Domaine du Comte Liger Belair

History

The history of Domaine Liger-Belair is both old and young. While the estate has only been producing the wines we know today since 2000, when Louis-Michel resurrected the family tradition, the domaine’s story really begins in 1815, when General Liger-Belair (General to Napoleon) acquired the Chateau de Vosne-Romanée.

The General quickly amassed a small wine empire, at one point owning La Tache, La Romanee, La Grande Rue and significant holdings in Clos de Vougeot and Chambertin, plus an array of Vosne-Romanee Premier Crus. However, complicated succession issues meant that the domaine was sold at auction in 1933, and the Liger-Belair family was only able to salvage La Romanee and small holdings in Aux Reignots and Les Chaumes. With a military ethic continuing to run throughout the Liger-Belair generations, the next successor – Comte Henri – devoted his career to the army, and so the remaining vines were looked after by sharecroppers, and the wines sold through negociants.

In 2000, Louis-Michel decided to recreate the estate’s former glory, starting with two plots of Vosne-Romanee and Premier Cru Les Chaumes. Later, he would regain control of Aux Reignots and La Romanee, and purchase further land parcel by parcel.

While in size the estate pales in comparison to its former 40 hectares – it’s now around 5.5 hectares – Louis-Michel’s commitment to pure, terroir-driven wines has propelled the domaine into contemporary popularity, and its wines are consistently lauded by critics and drinkers alike.

Investment Overview

Domaine Liger-Belair’s wines command high prices, and rightly so given the superior terroir on which the vines are grown, and the true love and dedication Louis-Michel bestows upon the wine-making process.

The estate’s is an impressive portfolio of wines that consistently score well with critics. Of course, some are more readily available than others. The acclaimed La Romanee sees around 4,000 bottles produced per year, while the Aux Lavieres just 430 – no surprise, though, for a tiny 0.13 hectare parcel of land.

Growth remains very strong, with Belair’s La Romanee 2011 and 2013 looking particularly good prospects. With the release of the 2016, given a conservative 93-96 points from Galloni, but priced above all recent vintages bar the outstanding 2010, the market is likely to rise to meet this.

There is still some comparative value to be found, with wines such as the Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Aux Reignots 2013, which at a fraction of the price of the La Romanee is also near half the price of its peers, whilst still holding a respectable 95 point score.

Wines Overview

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Echezeaux Grand Cru

Made from 65-year-old vines, this Grand Cru offers finesse and exceptional length, with a full-bodied texture that’s precise, structured and powerful without imposition.

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee

A harmonious wine boasting an aromatic length, smooth mouthfeel and wonderful blend of complementary notes that assemble to create a superb finish.

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres

While this wine’s vine parcel sits on the border of the Nuits and Vosne appellations, the result is a wine very much characteristic of Nuits, with a dense texture and discreet tannins – more ‘sauvage’ than that found in Vosne.

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Nuits St Georges les Cras

Offering a strength and surprising minerality, the Les Cras very much resembles Aux Reignots in its structure and aromatic palette of flintstone and ripe fruit. One which will only improve with proper cellaring.

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee

Typical of Vosne, this wine – made with vines up to 60 years old from parcels around the Vosne Romanee appellation– is marked by its rich red fruit aroma and luscious texture.

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots

Made from vines up to 80 years old, this wine boasts an extraordinary display of flintstone, sulphur and gunpowder, particularly notable at the beginning of the aging process but which settle during cellaring.

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau

Despite a distance of only a few metres between vines, the Clos wine is markedly different to the Colombiere, offering a strong minerality and striking structure born of one of the oldest parcels under the estate’s ownership.

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee la Colombiere

Some 95% of the vines used for this wine are up to 80 years old, offering a real depth of flavour alongside full, fruity aromas and a velvety soft texture.

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee les Suchots

Born of vines grown in perfectly drained soil composed of alluvial deposit and limestone, les Suchots is a perfect expression of its terroir, with a strong body, rich texture and exquisite ripeness.

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Price Analysis

High
Highest £134,748.00 La Romanee, 2001
Average
Average vintage price £14,308.04

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Nuits St Georges les Cras 2016 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 2015 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £4,812.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 2014 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £5,400.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 2013 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £3,996.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 2012 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £3,996.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 2011 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £4,488.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 2010 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £6,600.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 2009 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £6,420.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 2008 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £3,156.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 2007 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £2,520.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 2006 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £5,196.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 2005 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 2004 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 2003 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 2002 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 2001 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 2000 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £900.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 1999 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 1997 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 1996 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 1995 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges les Cras 1990 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 2016 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 2015 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £7,800.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 2014 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £4,000.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 2013 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £6,000.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 2012 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £8,500.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 2011 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £4,400.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 2010 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £8,400.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 2009 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £8,995.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 2008 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £1,200.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 2007 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £1,062.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 2006 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £3,300.00 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 2005 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 2004 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 2003 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 2002 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 2001 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 2000 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 1999 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 1997 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 1996 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 1995 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres 1990 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 2016 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 2015 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £11,040.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 2014 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £670.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 2013 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £7,944.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 2012 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £7,236.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 2011 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £560.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 2010 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £9,474.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 2009 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £5,520.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 2008 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £3,382.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 2007 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £495.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 2006 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £6,360.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 2005 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 2004 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 2003 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 2002 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 2001 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 2000 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 1999 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 1997 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 1996 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 1995 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee les Suchots 1990 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 2016 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 2015 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £12,828.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 2014 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £10,228.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 2013 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £6,972.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 2012 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £12,384.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 2011 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £11,724.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 2010 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £16,000.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 2009 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £15,672.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 2008 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £10,704.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 2007 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £11,358.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 2006 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £6,600.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 2005 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £20,000.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 2004 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 2003 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £9,168.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 2002 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £15,888.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 2001 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 2000 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 1999 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £6,000.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 1997 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 1996 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 1995 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 1990 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 2016 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £7,932.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 2015 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £7,368.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 2014 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £5,856.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 2013 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £5,340.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 2012 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £3,312.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 2011 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £5,040.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 2010 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £7,950.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 2009 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £5,940.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 2008 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £3,516.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 2007 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £5,124.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 2006 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £756.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 2005 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £8,400.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 2004 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £460.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 2003 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £4,032.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 2002 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £1,992.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 2001 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 2000 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £1,968.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 1999 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 1997 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 1996 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 1995 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee la Colombiere 1990 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 2016 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 2015 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £9,400.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 2014 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £5,600.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 2013 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £4,980.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 2012 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £6,000.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 2011 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £5,680.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 2010 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £6,240.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 2009 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £6,312.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 2008 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £4,500.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 2007 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £2,904.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 2006 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £5,500.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 2005 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £6,300.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 2004 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £2,232.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 2003 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 2002 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £8,000.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 2001 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £2,100.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 2000 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £1,800.00 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 1999 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 1997 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 1996 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 1995 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau 1990 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
La Romanee 2016 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
La Romanee 2015 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £80,256.00 12x75cl
La Romanee 2014 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £46,000.00 12x75cl
La Romanee 2013 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £37,600.00 12x75cl
La Romanee 2012 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £50,760.00 12x75cl
La Romanee 2011 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £40,000.00 12x75cl
La Romanee 2010 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £59,990.00 12x75cl
La Romanee 2009 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £58,000.00 12x75cl
La Romanee 2008 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £37,440.00 12x75cl
La Romanee 2007 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £36,000.00 12x75cl
La Romanee 2006 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £28,320.00 12x75cl
La Romanee 2005 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £89,904.00 12x75cl
La Romanee 2004 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £45,200.00 12x75cl
La Romanee 2003 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £44,000.00 12x75cl
La Romanee 2002 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £56,004.00 12x75cl
La Romanee 2001 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £134,748.00 12x75cl
La Romanee 2000 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
La Romanee 1999 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £25,944.00 12x75cl
La Romanee 1997 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £5,124.00 12x75cl
La Romanee 1996 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £10,330.00 12x75cl
La Romanee 1995 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
La Romanee 1990 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2016 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £17,400.00 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2015 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £10,728.00 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2014 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £12,624.00 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2013 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £8,340.00 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2012 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £14,052.00 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2011 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £12,000.00 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2010 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £18,774.00 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2009 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £15,000.00 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2008 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £13,100.00 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2007 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £12,324.00 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2006 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair £10,500.00 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2005 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2004 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2003 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2002 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2001 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2000 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 1999 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 1997 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 1996 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 1995 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 1990 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair POA 12x75cl