1998 Comtes Lafon - Montrachet 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Chassagne Montrachet | Grand Cru/ White / Chardonnay
1998 Comtes Lafon - Montrachet
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International Wine Cellar | 92-94

Complex, deep aromas of apple, pear, toasted bread, roasted nuts and fresh herbs. Fresh and youthfully unevolved, with concentrated, spicy flavors of noteworthy purity. Finishes very long and crisp. Quite impressive for the vintage, and structured to age.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 92

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Score: 90
Author: mavaron
Trust Rating: 89
Tasted On: 09/20/2009
Site Blog: http://tradermavaron.blogspot.com medium golden. aroma of honey and wood. strong acid and touch of honey, apple, wood and mineral but very smooth. the finish is fruity and sweet. overall, a terrific white.

About This Producer


Dominique Lafon has an unwavering loyalty to traditional winemaking, but the flexibility to know when and where progressive techniques are warranted. The vineyards are biodynamic, and wines are barrel fermented, and bottled nearly two years after harvest. Comtes Lafon has one of the deepest, coldest cellars in Burgundy and this has a most positive effect upon the stellar quality of the wines, as it allows for very lengthy, complete fermentations and aging. The result is wines that are made to last and enjoy over decades. As Clive Coates so succinctly states, "[this is] one of the few indisputably three-star white wine estates in Burgundy." Lafon specializes in Premier Cru Meursault and Volnay Pinot Noir.

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