2010 Comtes Lafon - Volnay 750ml

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 90-93

The 2010 Volnay (from young vines in Santenots) boasts incredible depth and power. The intensity and structure of the vintage come through in spades. This is a decidedly muscular style of Volnay. Today it is the richest of Lafon's 2010s. It will be interesting to see the direction the wine takes over the next year.

Drink Dates: 2015-2030
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 199

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

(bottled in May of 2012; all of the Lafon 2010s were bottled beween April and July of 2012 owing to their late malolactic fermentations): Good deep red. Deep aromas of blueberry compote and smoke, with suggestions of superripe fruits. Thick and sweet in the mouth, with moderate nuance but plenty of energy. Finishes with slowly building length and suave tannins supported by the wine's impressive stuffing.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 167

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Average rating: 90, based on 2 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

15 bottles owned by 7 collectors.

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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.

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

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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