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2009 Domaine des Comtés Lafon Volnay Santenots du Milieu 1er Cru

  • 95 WA
  • 92 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 60685-2009

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (aged in 35% new oak): Good deep red-ruby. Black plum, black cherry and chocolate on the nose. Superrich and sweet; a real fruit bomb of dark cherry and raspberry, but a firm spine of acids and tannins keeps it lively on the palate. Complicating notes of licorice, bitter chocolate and flowers. The almost glyceral impression of sweetness comes from fully ripe fruit and the wine's 13.5% alcohol, notes Lafon. Deceptively open-knit today owing to its sheer richness. This was bottled in March of 2011, the other 2009s in January and February.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2012
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    From a cask of 2007. Lots of bright sweet matiŠre. Gorgeous stuff with lots of appeal. Sweet and perhaps just a bit too dangerously open at this stage? Fine tannins. Long.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Lafon's 2009 Volnay Santenots boasts extraordinary polish and sheer class. Crushed flowers, licorice, red berries and minerals are all woven together in a fabric of notable refinement. The Santenots is quite rich, but also refined as it literally floats on the palate. This is a dazzling showing from Dominique Lafon
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Burghound | Rating: 93

    This possesses the ripest nose of the group with cassis and pinot liqueur aromas dissolving into rich, mouth coating and relatively muscular flavors that possess an abundance of dry extract with lovely detail on the impressively complex and persistent finish. This should reward up to a decade of cellar time.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Nose: floral, mineral, plum Taste: Very elegant/subtle, long, full bodied relative to your typical Burgundy. Ripe fruit, a generous Volnay, very open. Right amount of acidity and tannins.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2019
    Author: Tato
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.

See other similar producers:Domaine Bouard-Bonnefoy,Domaine Paul Pernot,Domaine Ramonet

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

  • 172 bottles owned
  • 28 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 28 collectors)