Vosne Night (Tabard Inn): A definite step up from the '01 in the Bouchard wrapper, which is apparently a vintage thing as both wines were made by Liger-Belair, or so we understand. This is richer than the '01 yet seems even more elegant and rounded. There's a sweet kirsch-like fruit flavor at its core and a layer or two of something deeper and darker. And while this, like the '01, is still mostly about the fruit without exhibiting any of the more exotic flavors one might expect to find, it does still seem to exhibit certain aspects of the vineyard's personality, or at least what I'm coming to view as the vineyard's personality - that Richebourg-like opulence but with a more open-knit, less tensile presence.
Copain Dinner at Craft NYC (New York): Flinty with a bit of charcoal on the nose. Similar on palate with a lively juicy acidity. Very burgundy - balanced, a bit savory and stony on the palate. Nice wine but shows the least well of this flight, which WG agreed with.
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(Comte Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée Aux Reignots) Whilst less forward than the 2003 Reignots, the nose shows a distinct family resemblance. Not just a beautiful depth to the fruit but also width too. It's ripe fruit is very tightly wound and really needs an hour or two in a decanter. Slowly develops a nice coffee note. Very, very good.
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