Robert Parker 91
Tasted at the La Romanee vertical at Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair. The 2002 La Romanee Grand Cru bottled by Bouchard Pere & Fils has candied red fruit on the nose, touches of blood orange and mandarin developing with time, all nicely defined. It become ever more fragrant in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly leafy red berry fruit. The tannins are not as fine as the best 2002 Cote de Nuits although there is a pleasing, almost fiery finish. It just misses the class and sophistication I was hoping for and it feels a little short. Tasted June 2015.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2032