Robert Parker The 2010 Vosne-Romanee La Colombiere wafts from the glass with freshly cut flowers, sweet red spices, mint and rosemary. It possesses gorgeous aromatic lift and sweet, intense perfume and a sensual personality that is totally irresistible. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025
Louis-Michel Liger-Belair’s wines keep getting better. The improvement is less a reflection of the underlying vintages and more the result of the work the estate has done to convert their vineyards to biodynamic farming. These are some of the most unique and compelling wines being made anywhere in Burgundy. The house style emphasizes the weightless transparency, finesse and sweetness that only Pinot Noir (and perhaps Nebbiolo) is capable of. As good as the 2010s are, the 2009s have also turned out beautifully. I will report on those wines in the April issue. Readers may also want to check out my video interview with Louis-Michel Liger-Belair posted on www.erobertparker.com for more historical perspective on the domaine.