|Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair
|Burgundy, Cotes de Nuits
The 2015 Vosne-Romanée Clos du Château had been racked two weeks prior to my visit, ready for bottling the following week. It has a delightful bouquet with red cherry, crushed strawberry and fine mineralité for a village cru. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, a touch of tangy marmalade infusing the red berry fruit, with fine structure and acidity towards the energetic finish. Give this 2-3 years in bottle and it should drink well for a decade.
Monopole. Racked in early September. Pre-bottling filtration because it was so cloudy. He will add carbon dioxide back to 0.7 g/l. Was due to be bottled at the end of November 2016.
Wild, animal nose. A real outlier with wild flowers and rangy structure that seems very wilful. Very fine tannins. Very lively end with sinewy tannins.