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2004 Michel Lafarge - Volnay Clos du Chateau des Ducs 1er Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / VOLNAY
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 73535-2004-750-3A
  • Burghound | Rating: 89

    Higher-toned and finer aromas of layered red fruits that are actually slightly less complex complement perfectly the sweet, delicious and impeccably balanced middle weight flavors that possess a quite similar tannic structure, which is to say firm but refined, all wrapped in a long and persistent finish. This is a wine of understatement and finesse.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 2nd Quarter, 2007
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    Medium red, a bit less bright than the premier cru. Red plum, cherry and smoke on the nose, complicated by leather and spices. Round, ripe and broad; larger-scaled than the Vendanges Selectionnees but perhaps a bit less pure. Hints at the superripe character that often resulted in 2004 when vines hit by August hail gained quickly in grape sugars in the following weeks. Has the fat to support its dusty tannins. This one really calls for four or five years of bottle aging.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2007
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  • Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 145 bottles owned
    • 22 collectors