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  • When to drink

    2020-2035

The Story

La Romanée's tiny 0.84ha, under half the size of its neighbour La Romanée-Conti, make it the smallest Appellation Controlée in France. A monopoly of the Liger Belair family since the 1830s, La Romanée is just above La Romanée-Conti and therefore has a slightly steeper slope and shallower soil. Since 2002 the wine has been made by Vicomte Louis Michel Liger-Belair who heads up the Domaine du Comte Liger Belair estate, turning La Romanée into one of the truely great Burgundies it always had the potential to be. Though closed and reserved in its youth, the wine habitually displays an elegance and haunting brilliance, and after a minimum of 7-10 year's bottle age blossoms into one of the very best red wines in Burgundy, if not the world. Approximately 300 cases are made each year.

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Moderately intense, ruby red colour. Rustic and evolved nose shows volatile, animal and barnyard character with hints of smoke and woodiness. Crisp and intense palate is slightly austere with restrained fruit. Long earthy aftertaste. Rustic in style.
  • 89p
The closer was a killer, courtesy of one of Burgundy’s hottest producers. Every wine I drink from Louis-Michel Liger-Belair is delicious; even his Vosne Romanee makes me warm and fuzzy. His 2006 Liger-Belair La Romanee made me downright hot and bothered. James Suckling noted ‘roses‘ while Tucker was more feeling the ‘peonies.’ Its nose was amazing; there was so much greatness happening here. Its palate had what I would call latent acidity, because its fruit was so good and covered up the crime scene. There was a kiss of rubber, as in a Lamborghini leaving you in the dust. Its palate was so rich and so much better than anything and every other red we tasted before. It was deeper, rounder and longer yet still so friendly and fresh. A recent conversation with Aubert de Villaine about Louis-Michel had Aubert calling him ‘a good addition to Burgundy.’ Those words don’t come easily when it comes to the Godfather (96).
  • 96p
Bright ruby. Scented, some mint, light anise note, touch of prunes and more red berries and spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, detailed, nuanced, elegant, lovely balance, refined and nuanced, somewhat fuller bodied and more structure, ever so slightly edgy finish to be picky.
  • 95p

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Origin

Vosne-Romanée, Burgundy

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  La Romanée 2006  ( Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair )

"Bright ruby. Scented, some mint, light anise note, touch of prunes and more red berries and spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, detailed, nuanced, elegant, lovely balance, refined and nuanced, somewhat fuller bodied and more structure, ever so slightly edgy finish to be picky. "

1y 7m ago

95p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  La Romanée 2006  ( Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair )

"Bright ruby. Detailed, scented nose, more layers, open bottle, more figs than in the bottles at the tasting, red berries and spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, detailed and nuanced, beautiful texture and structure, somewhat fruitier and more rounded, long finish. At the Comte Liger-Belair 200 years anniversary dinner at Château de Vosne-Romanée. "

2y 3d ago

89p
 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  La Romanée 2006  ( Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair )

"Moderately intense, ruby red colour. Rustic and evolved nose shows volatile, animal and barnyard character with hints of smoke and woodiness. Crisp and intense palate is slightly austere with restrained fruit. Long earthy aftertaste. Rustic in style.
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2y 7m ago

96p
 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  La Romanée 2006  ( Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair )

"The closer was a killer, courtesy of one of Burgundy’s hottest producers. Every wine I drink from Louis-Michel Liger-Belair is delicious; even his Vosne Romanee makes me warm and fuzzy. His 2006 Liger-Belair La Romanee made me downright hot and bothered. James Suckling noted ‘roses‘ while Tucker was more feeling the ‘peonies.’ Its nose was amazing; there was so much greatness happening here. Its palate had what I would call latent acidity, because its fruit was so good and covered up the crime scene. There was a kiss of rubber, as in a Lamborghini leaving you in the dust. Its palate was so rich and so much better than anything and every other red we tasted before. It was deeper, rounder and longer yet still so friendly and fresh. A recent conversation with Aubert de Villaine about Louis-Michel had Aubert calling him ‘a good addition to Burgundy.’ Those words don’t come easily when it comes to the Godfather (96)."

4y 2m ago

96p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  La Romanée 2006  ( Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair )

"Served blind. Bottle 2349 of 3632. Ruby, garnet rim. Scented like few, fairly rich, some smoky vanilla notes, minerals, complex and and refined. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, mouthwatering, superb texture, lively and elegant palate, long and refreshing. Pure. I was on 05 DRC RSV. "

4y 7m ago

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