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2010 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair La Romanée Grand Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / VOSNE-ROMANÉE

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SKU: 152519-2010

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    Bright, deep red-ruby. Reticent but pure aromas of raspberry, smoke, mocha and smoky oak. The palate conveys huge density without heaviness, and outstanding inner-mouth tension to the lightly saline flavors of raspberry, cocoa and minerals. This very closed young grand cru boasts an extraordinary whiplash of a finish that perfumes the mouth without leaving any impression of weight. The noble tannins are already in perfect harmony with the wine's fruit. Great wine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2013
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 2010 La Romanee blossoms from the glass in every direction. At present it comes across as extremely primary, with very little in the way of aromatic development. The tannins are firm yet well-balanced, which bodes very well for the future. The sheer purity and integrity of the fruit is remarkable. This is a dazzling wine, but very, very young. A recent bottle of the 2009 was equally stratospheric.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Burghound | Rating: 97

    This is discreet and reserved with a gorgeously complex nose that offers up notes of violets, cassis, black berry, clove, sandalwood and anise hints. There is a palpable sense of energy to the brilliantly well-delineated, cool and restrained flavors that possess outstanding mid-palate concentration with focused power and a strong mineral component that culminate in a driving and explosive finish. What is interesting here though is that the power is delivered with no apparent weight and the supporting tannins are wonderfully sophisticated. While there is some of the trademark youthful austerity it seems less pronounced in 2010 than in some other recent vintages. A magnificent and perfectly balanced effort of pure silk that should age accordingly and this is undoubtedly one of the best wines in a great vintage.
    Author: Allen Meadows
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  • One of the newest estates in Burgundy, Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, is owned by Louis-Michel Liger-Belair whom has already carved a name for himself in the history of fine Burgundian wine.

    Domaine Liger-Belair has 200 years of winemaking in his family traditions. Louis Liger-Belair, ancestor of Louis-Michel Liger-Belair purchased the Chateau de Vosne in 1815. After handing the estate down to his adopted son, Louis-Charles, the Liger-Belair family began teaching fine winemaking traditions through the generations. Louis-Charles married a fellow winemaker, Ludovie Marey, who would go on to have a son, Louis-Michel. When, at just eight years old, his son expressed an interest in wine, Louis-Michel's father told him that he could only take over the estate if he became an agricultural engineer. Louis-Michel worked for years to earn his degree, and in 2000, he took back his family's original estates in Vosne Romanee. Today, he owns the smallest and most sought-after Grand Cru monopole in Burgundy, La Romanee.

    The ancient, 50-year-old vines of the estate are grown on just 85 acres of land, and are exclusively owned and regulated under the Liger-Belair family name - only producing about 4,000 bottles annually, making it one of the rarest monopoles in the world. Over the past 15 years, Liger-Belair has focused on the terroir flavors that come from the mineral-rich soil, especially in light of its status as a monopole. Hand-selected grapes, low yields, and uninterrupted fermentation make the La Romanee distinctive, and have earned the estate multiple high ratings among wine critics.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 43 bottles owned
    • 10 collectors