|99+ RP - Tasted at the La Romanée vertical at Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair. The 2012 La Romanée Grand Cru was astonishing out of barrel and now in bottle...well, I was right. It displays quite astonishing definition and mineralité on the nose that does not hold back. This wants to make an impression and it's going to make it now. The palate is underpinned by a silver thread of acidity, the finest tannin that Louis-Michel has overseen to date, profound focus and sustain on the finish that has balletic poise, a Pinot Noir that trembles with energy. Yes, it is awfully expensive but the quality inside the glass is undeniable. Simply, a magnificent wine.