2005 Comtes Lafon - Volnay Santenots du Milieu 1er Cru 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Burghound | Rating: 94

(from 40+ year old vines planted in shallow, high clay content soil sitting on a bed of solid rock) No review available

Drink Dates: 2017+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: Issue 30 Burghound Selection Outstanding

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94(+?)

($130) Bright ruby-red. Pristine, fruit-driven aromas of blackberry liqueur, black and red cherry and violet. A Volnay of compelling density, sweetness and power but at the same time brilliantly detailed and firmly structured. Great verve here. Finishes extremely long and perfumed, with a medicinal reserve and a piquant element of black pepper. Lafon notes that his 2005s have pHs in the low 3.3 range. A wine like this one should gain in complexity for at least 15 to 20 years in a cold cellar.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 137

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

Notably dark, even brooding-looking. Quite paky but very concentrated fruit so I'm sure this is just a temporary barrel effect. Pure and straight with a lovely clear-cut precision about it ? very pure Lafon style even if richer fruit than most. A palate scrubber.

Drink Dates: 2015-2028
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

Having tasted this three or four times in the past, I probably have under-rated this wine because it is such a long-term proposition. The 2005 Volnay Santenot has a dense, almost impenetrable bouquet that demands considerable aeration to unveil its multi-layered aromatic profile of creme de cassis, raspberry, blackberry and a veneer of new oak that needs several more years to be fully absorbed (indeed, it feels like more than the one-third new oak that Dominique uses). The palate is full-bodied with a sweet, succulent entry. It is beautifully balanced, vivacious and sensual with a dab of alcohol on the finish. It is far too young to broach at the moment, but it will develop with style over the next three decades. Drink 2018-2035. Tasted September 2013.

Drink Dates: 2018-2035
Author: Neal Martin
Issue: 210

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Customer Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 92
Author: TCL
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/21/2013
Drink Dates: 2015+

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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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