2007 Comte Liger-Belair, Vosne-Romanée Clos du Château
Just about medium colour – and not all that young looking. Here is such a heady perfume; redolent of stems (even though Louis-Michel insists he de-stems) a very subtle vanilla and just a suggestion of toasted bread too, perhaps faintly reductive… Wow! – just a beautiful freshness of fruit/flavour/acidity – get below 15° this wine actually flirts with ‘tart’, but only then. Very silky texture, though you can drag out a little grain if you chew. Excellence in the finish too – lingering subtlety. Very yum indeed – simply excellent!
Rebuy – Yes
I know they are a different kettle of fish, but the mid-palate and finish here, remind me of the most wonderful 1982 Engel Brûlées…