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1999 Comtes Lafon - Volnay Santenots du Milieu 1er Cru 750ml
1999 Comtes Lafon - Volnay Santenots du Milieu 1er Cru
France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Volnay / Premier Cru
Red / Pinot Noir
1999 Comtes Lafon - Volnay Santenots du Milieu 1er Cru
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Professional Reviews

BH
94

Burghound Issue: Issue 6

While the Clos des Chênes performed as expected relative to the cask sample, the final Santenots was even better than the cask sample. Wonderfully expressive with massive amounts of spicy black fruit and seductive flavors; the wine has an enormous amount of underlying material and is incredibly complex. But it's the length that defines this wine as it simply goes on and on. It's not hard to see why Lafon believes this is one of the finest wines ever produced at the Domaine. Simply magnificent.

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IWC
94

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 101

($72; this was racked for the first time in September of 2000, and was bottled in September of 2001) Saturated medium ruby. Explosive, profound aromas of redcurrant, cherry and dark chocolate, complicated by enticing oak tones of smoke and exotic spices. Superripe but not roasted; superrich but impeccably balanced and lively. Red fruit flavors nicely accented by chocolate and minerals. Finishes with terrific persistence. Showing virtually no sign of the recent bottling. Perhaps the most complete red wine made to date by Lafon.

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JR
18.5

Jancis Robinson Author: Jancis Robinson

Dramatically deeper colour than most wines. Even the nose suggests hidden depths. Bitter cherries and deep flavours of dank wet stones (I could smell the Lafon cellar when tasting this). Something toasty but still very, very youthful. A baby.

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WA
91-93

Wine Advocate Author: Pierre Rovani Issue: 135

The outstanding dark ruby-colored 1999 Volnay Santenots du Milieu has subtle cherry, currant, and jammy black raspberry aromas. Medium-bodied and packed with loads of red and black fruits, it is a zesty, concentrated, tangy, blackberry, cherry, raspberry, and red currant-flavored wine. It is lively, and fresh in the finish.

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WS
90

Wine Spectator Author: Per-Henrik Mansson

Tannic, but here is a modern-style Pinot--dark in color, extracted, showing masses of fruit and tannins, with beautiful focus on black and red fruits and spicy notes. Time should soften it.

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Community Reviews

93

Anthony D526 Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 04/04/2013 Drink Dates: 2009-2025

Med.-dark ruby color w/slight amber edge; firm & well structured, rich & concentrated on nose & palate; red fruit dominates with spice, minerals and bacon notes, great balance with good acid level, soft integrated tannins, excellent complexity & depth; long lovely finish.

89

Scooter Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 10/09/2011

A year or so off its peak. Still retains most of its fruit and aroma, but lacks depth and finish.

92

DrinkBeHappy Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 12/18/2010 Drink Dates: 2008-2019

94

Thanos Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 09/18/2010 Drink Dates: 2009-2020

While the Clos des Chênes performed as expected relative to the cask sample, the final Santenots was even better than the cask sample. Wonderfully expressive with massive amounts of spicy black fruit and seductive flavors; the wine has an enormous amount of underlying material and is incredibly complex. But it's the length that defines this wine as it simply goes on and on. It's not hard to see why Lafon believes this is one of the finest wines ever produced at the Domaine. Simply magnificent.

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