2014 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Les Chaumes Burgundy - 750ml

2014 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Les Chaumes Burgundy - 750ml

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2014 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Les Chaumes Burgundy
Louis-Michel Liger-Belair founded this Domaine in 2000, but the Liger-Belair family has been making fine wines in Vosne-Romanée for almost 200 years. Louis Liger-Belair, a general for Napoleon, acquired the Château de Vosne and an impressive number of prime parcels in 1815. As is the case with the history of many Burgundian Domaines, however, inheritance laws caused the family holdings to fracture, and by the mid-20th century, the Liger-Belair family had returned to the military profession, with Count Henry, Louis-Michel’s father, attaining the rank of general just like their ancestor Louis. A young Louis-Michel, however, declared his intentions to eventually take over the remaining family holdings and he did just that in 2000 after finishing his studies in agricultural engineering and oenology.

Today, the glory of the Liger-Belair name lives on in this small-production but prestigious Domaine that counts among its holdings the smallest grand cru in Burgundy and the smallest AOC in France, La Romanée, of which it is the sole owner. Louis-Michel believes that the quality of the wines he produces lies in the vineyard; he maintains that the vine is a living entity and it should not be subjected to anything that we ourselves could not tolerate. The Domaine abides by the belief that the less one does in the winery and in the cellar, the better the wines turn out.

Comte Liger-Belair's mostly Pinot Noir-based wines are made using biodynamic principles, and vineyards are plowed by horse. Short maceration times are favoured to avoid over-extraction, and the Domaine uses mostly new oak.

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair's elegantly structured wines are highly sought-after, despite the Domaine's youth. The La Romanée monopole wine is regularly among the most expensive wines produced in Burgundy.

Product Details

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2014
Rating NR
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Burgundy
Location Cote de Nuits
Producer Comte du Liger-Belair
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Robert Parker 92 RP - The 2014 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru les Chaumes has a perfumed bouquet with rose petal scents infusing the vibrant red cherry and strawberry. The palate is fresh and crisp with slightly rustic red berries counterpoised by a fine line of acidity. It kind of "sashays" along in an almost carefree manner before delivering a satisfying saline finish. Sensual Chaumes.

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator


Burghound 91 BH - A strikingly fresh, cool and notably floral nose offers up notes of black cherry and Asian-style tea. There is more volume and richness to the appealingly textured medium-bodied flavors that are both round and generously proportioned before terminating in a firmer and longer finale. This balanced and succulent effort should be approachable, and enjoyable, young.

Winery Details

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2014
Rating 91 BH - 92 RP
Mostly new French Oak 
Liger-Belair Family
Region Burgundy
Location Cote de Nuits
Producer Liger-Belair Family
Louis-Michel Liger-Belair
75 cases (approx)

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