2014 & 2015 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Petits Monts (Lot 18)
Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair is a 23-acre estate in Vosne-Romanee of Burgundy’s Cote de Nuits. Although considered a relatively new estate in Burgundy since it was created in 2000 by Louis-Michel Liger-Belair. The vineyards have been in the Liger-Belair family since the early 19th century. The original Louis Liger-Belair was a general in Napoleon’s army. He purchased the chateau in 1815 and in the early 20th century wines were made under the name of Comte Liger-Belair.
Les Petits Monts, a 9-acre (3.6 ha) Premier Cru vineyard in the Vosne-Romanee appellation of Burgundy’s Cote de Nuits, is divided up into about 20 individually owned parcels. It’s considered by many wine critics as the best expression from Vosne-Romanee appellation.
The wine has a cult following among wine collectors due to its rarity, and has emerged as a new star at auctions. Earlier in June, Acker Merrall and Condit has a direct consignment from the winery, and were collectively sold for 30% over the offering’s high estimates. Three rare bottles of 2013 Les Petits Monts were sold for HKD$29,760/USD$3,840 at the time.
The lot 18 at the Kaigai auction consisting of two consecutive vintages of 2014 and 2015 Petits Montes has a minimum bidding price of ¥340,000, which is roughly US$3,220, a much more competitive price due to a slight label stain on the 2015 vintage.