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2015 Domaine des Comtés Lafon Meursault Charmes 1er Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / MEURSAULT
  • 95 WA
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 54155-2015

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$260.33

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    From barrel, I preferred Lafon's 2015 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes to his Perrières, and that preference manifested itself a year and a half later under blind conditions. Wafting from the glass with aromas of crisp peach, yellow orchard fruit, nutmeg and honey, it's a full-bodied, layered and multidimensional wine with terrific depth and concentration but rendered in a satiny, elegant style. Pure, precise and beautifully delineated, it was bottled under Diam 30.
    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2035
    Author: William Kelley
    Issue: 239
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Grapefruit, Lemon, Apple, Peach, Pear, Apple Blossom, Honeysuckle, Hazelnut, Medium bodied, Bright texture, Linear texture, Medium finish
    Author: Roher Maximilian
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

  • 22 bottles owned
  • 7 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 7 collectors)