The 2004 vintage can be quite difficult, but Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair really made some lovely wines in this vintage. The Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots 2004 is still slightly backward from magnum, but is showing fine matured notes. In the bouquet red and blue berry fruits with notes of rose petals, red currant and sous bois. On the palate still somewhat tight, with a good fruit and a strong mineralic backbone. The finish is long and focused by the fine acidity.… Read the full article →
The Aux Reignots 2006 is starting to show more complex notes. In the bouquet intense minerality with spicy red and blue berry notes. On the palate intense quite powerful fruit interlinked with the quite massive minerality – a quite masculine wine. The fruit is however quite openly knit with a good mid-palate weight – long rich finish with a spicy acidity. A fine or perhaps even very fine effort – quality wise quite close to the Echezeaux.
The Aux Reignots 2009 from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair is a very impressive 1er cru. In the bouquet red and blue berries with hints of gooseberries and fine Vosne spices. The oak is still somewhat forward in the nose. Very focused on the palate with a powerfull mineralic framework. The fruit is quite ample with a good mid-palate weight – the oak is already finely absorbed. The finish is long and very mineralic … this vintage really suits the Reignot terroir.… Read the full article →
The Aux Reignots 2007 is still quite youthful. In the bouquet pure notes of blue and black fruit with quite a touch of oak, vanilla from the oak and spiced with violets. On the palate intense and quite dense ripe fruit structured by the strong mineralic backbone. The fruit is quite silky but is contrasted by the masculine structure of the terroir. Quite fine freshness for the vintage. Slightly backward now – a impressive wine for the vintage. Not quite at the same level as the Echezeaux … but certainly a very fine wine.… Read the full article →
Aux Reignots is normally a quite muscular, mineralic and powerfull wine. The 2011 vintage has however added new dimensions to the Aux Reignot. In the bouquet very refined sweet fruit notes – strawberries and forrest berries – combined with the wonderful minerality from the terroir. On the palate layers of fruit, very good balance and structure from the strong mineralic backbone. A very charming and refined Aux Reignot – Very Fine or perhaps even Outstanding.
Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair is one of the very top domaines in Burgundy, and the 2011 vintage seem to consolidate this position.
I tasted all the 2011 wines from cask at the domaine in early May 2012. The tasting showed that Liger-Belair have made very fine wines in 2011, and will in my view, judged on this early stage, outperform most other producers in this vintage.
In general all the 2011 wines from Liger Belair are very balanced with a fine delicate pinot fruit, a good freshness and acidity to match the fruit.… Read the full article →
The Aux Reignot 2008 is very crisp with a fantastic minerality. Pure pinot flavors, and a very crisp and refined bouquet. Medium+ body with a fine and vibrant length. I really enjoy tasting a good 2008 wine in between the heavy and quite sweet 2009 wines. Aux Reignot might not be grand cru, but it is certainly a very interesting terroir, and in the hands of Louis-Michel Liger-Belair, it’s one of the leading 1er cru’s of the Cote. I love the 2008 Aux Reignot, and prefer it to the 2009 vintage, but it’s not on quite the same level as the fantastic 2005.… Read the full article →
Aux Reignots 2010 is darker and more dense than Petit Monts and Brulees. Very fine minerality as usual, a classic Burgundy. Not quite at the same level as the fenomanal 2005, but at least at the same level as the 2008 and 2002 vintage.
94-95p (2018 – 2035) CASK
Liger-Belair Aux Reignot is a huge wine – very powerful, with excellent concentration. At the moment not quite showing all the complexity and finesse, but this will develop into an really outstanding wine. Will drink well over the years to come, but will keep for many years. Another great wine from Louis-Michel Liger-Belair. (2015 – 2030) – 95p… Read the full article →