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  • Country ranking ?

    603
  • Producer ranking ?

    4
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Roast lamb served medium-rare to well-done

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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Vintage 2008

93-96 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 Moderate reduction unfortunately blocks a proper evaluation of the nose but the gorgeously complex and sophisticated medium-bodied flavors also possess excellent dry extract that buffers the dense but fine tannins on the balanced and superbly persistent finish that exhibits a bit less youthful austerity than I typically see. This really opens on the finish with simply marvelous breadth. A magnificent wine of class and indisputable grace.  (1/2010) 

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Tasted at the La Romanée vertical at Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair. The 2008 La Romanée Grand Cru is a step up from the charming 2007: revving into fifth gear and delivering some gorgeous, slightly savoury red fruit tinged with bacon fat and dried rose petals. The delineation here is divine. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. There is still just a touch of oak to be absorbed but that will be soaked up. What I like here is the weight and the weightlessness, a paradoxical wine that delivers intensity without too much effort. The symmetry on the finish is just wonderful. This is a great wine in the making. Tasted June 2015. (7/2015) 

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Good medium red. Dark raspberry, earthy spices, mint, minerals, game and smoky minerality on the nose. Dense and energetic; large-scaled and brooding. This boasts the spherical texture and fat of a riper year. Perhaps not as brilliantly delineated as the Reignots today but this is plusher, broader and deeper wine. Finishes extremely long, scented and subtle, with firm tannic grip.  (3/2011)

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Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair - Tasted 7 of his wines and drank the Vosne Romanee Les Suchots Premier Cru 2008 at one of my favourite Michelin restaurants in Paris. Since I imagine everybody who was in burgundy will write about his wine I will confine myself to writing about the Sachets It was by far the heaviest of all of Louis Michel’s wines that I have ever had La Romanee included. Even La Romanee in the hands of Louis-Michel has a silky power while the Suchots terroir expressed itself well to give the wine greater weight combined with a nose than one looks for in a Vosne. Great harmony at this stage more so than other 2008’s in the line up. 97 points
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Bright ruby. Scented, nuanced, elegant nose, fresh, red berries, floral, lovely nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, lively, detailed, nuanced, elegant, refreshing, ever so slightly edgy finish to be really picky, faint touch of some herbs very far back, long.
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Origin

Vosne-Romanée, Burgundy

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Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Lavières

Vosne-Romanée

Vosne-Romanée 1er cru Aux Reignots

Vosne-Romanée 1er cru Les Brulèes

Vosne-Romanée 1er cru Les Chaumes

Vosne-Romanée 1er cru Les Suchots

Vosne-Romanée Clos du Château

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 Rajiv Kehr, Pro (India)  tasted  La Romanée 2008  ( Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair )

"Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair - Tasted 7 of his wines and drank the Vosne Romanee Les Suchots Premier Cru 2008 at one of my favourite Michelin restaurants in Paris. Since I imagine everybody who was in burgundy will write about his wine I will confine myself to writing about the Sachets

It was by far the heaviest of all of Louis Michel’s wines that I have ever had La Romanee included. Even La Romanee in the hands of Louis-Michel has a silky power while the Suchots terroir expressed itself well to give the wine greater weight combined with a nose than one looks for in a Vosne. Great harmony at this stage more so than other 2008’s in the line up. 97 points
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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  La Romanée 2008  ( Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair )

"Bright ruby. Scented, nuanced, elegant nose, fresh, red berries, floral, lovely nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, lively, detailed, nuanced, elegant, refreshing, ever so slightly edgy finish to be really picky, faint touch of some herbs very far back, long. "

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