2005 Comtes Lafon - Meursault Charmes 1er Cru 750ml

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2005 Comtes Lafon - Meursault Charmes 1er Cru
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Burghound | 94

(a blend of fruit coming from 35 and 75 year old vines all in Charmes Dessus, which is the best part directly below Perrières and abutting Combettes) Here the reserved and tight nose is less spicy but no less complex with high-toned aromas of white peach and pear nuanced by subtle notes of hazelnut and orange blossom that give way to rich, full and mouth coating flavors that evidence a silky mouth feel and culminate in a focused, linear and intensely mineral finish that offers both class and finesse. This really expands on the borderline tannic and almost painfully intense finish and it seems like an even bigger wine than it is. As good an example of Lafon Charmes as I have seen in a while.

Drink Dates: 2013+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: Issue 31 Burghound Selection Outstanding

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International Wine Cellar | 93-95

(tasted from tank) Aromas of peach and vanilla. Rich, fat and classically dry, with compelling purity to the lemon, crushed stone and mineral flavors. Perfectly integrated acidity extends the palate-staining, layered finish. With a blend of 15-, 45- and 75-year-old vines in his 1.7-hectares holding in Charmes, Lafon has the flexibility each year to make one of Burgundy's top Meursault bottlings.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 134

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More Vintages and Sizes of Comtes Lafon - Meursault Charmes 1er Cru:

2009 (750ml)
2007 (750ml)

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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