2005 Comtes Lafon - Meursault Desiree 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Meursault | Villages/ White / Chardonnay
2005 Comtes Lafon - Meursault Desiree
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Reticent aromas of soft citrus fruits, peach and flowers. Sweet, pure, peachy fruit nicely framed by ripe acidity. Luscious rather than particularly mineral in character, with modest complexity and very good persistence. The crop level in 2005 was just 20 hectoliters per hectare, down 35% from 2004 levels, and these virused vines were pulled out after the '05 harvest.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 134

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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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