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Domaine Comtes Lafon

Burgundy wine Domaine Comtes Lafon Meursault Premier Cru
Domaine Comtes Lafon
Meursault Premier Cru
Les Charmes
2015 
Notations : 
  • Robert Parker : 95 points
220.00 €
Quantity 
White wine
0,75 L
CARD-INDEX OF CELLAR
Area : Bourgogne
Name : Meursault
Type : White wine
Grape variety : Chardonnay
Structure : Complex, Deep, Fat, Length, Powerful, Rich
Families of flavor : Brioche, Butter, Citrus fruits, Flowers, Wood
Conservation : A maturité 2025-2035
Temperature of service : 10-12°
Mets/Wines agreements : Homard à la parisienne, Risotto d'asperges et morille, Saint-Jacques aux cèpes
Capacity : Bottle (0,75 L)
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Description :

Rich aromas of wet stone, minerals, vanilla and hazelnut. Large-scaled but tight, with this wine's typical firm acidity leavening its textural richness. This expands in the mouth like a top bottling of Perrieres. Perhaps less refined than the Genevrieres but bigger and more powerful wine.

Domaine Comtes Lafon

Domaine des Comtes Lafon  

Robert Parker’s Review :

"Like his neighbor Jean-Marc Roulot, Benoit Ente in Puligny-Montrachet, and a few others, Dominique Lafon obtained authorization to begin picking several days ahead of the official ban de vendange. He set his crew to work over the weekend, and was finished already on the 20th of September.

The Perrieres, picked first, reached 13.8% alcohol, but all of the other wines weighed in at lower levels. Lafon insisted – and his wines testified – that the Chardonnay grapes were botrytis free, and he characterized the lees as excellent in quality and practiced “less settling than I did in the past.” That restraint – along with bright acids and pronounced minerality – makes for a richness that often expresses itself other than in creaminess.

As these wines evolved, Lafon became increasingly enthusiastic about them, and I found them much more expressive on the eve of bottling than they had been in late 2007. Incidentally, the sickly vines in Lafon’s Desiree vineyard that have given so much bottled pleasure over the years gave their last in the beautifully refined, bittersweet, and for the vintage unusually delicate and creamy 2005. “It tastes as though the vines knew they were going to be pulled out,” was Lafon’s valediction.

Notes de dégustation

Robert Parker : 95 points
" From barrel, I preferred Lafon’s 2015 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes to his Perrières, and that preference manifested itself a year and a half later under blind conditions. Wafting from the glass with aromas of crisp peach, yellow orchard fruit, nutmeg and honey, it’s a full-bodied, layered and multidimensional wine with terrific depth and concentration but rendered in a satiny, elegant style. Pure, precise and beautifully delineated, it was bottled under Diam 30."

 


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