Thursday, March 7, 2013

Comtes Lafon 2010 Burgundies



Domaine Lafon is the greatest producer in both Meursault (sorry Coche) and the Maconnais and one of the very best producers in all of Burgundy. The 2010 vintage at Lafon is very much a repeat of 2009. Stupendous quality. All of Lafon's wines perform at the very highest level. His village drink like many producers' premiers crus and grands crus.

Alas, as always, the wines are some of the hardest to find. Our allocation, which all comes from Lafon's US agent in California, is tiny. We will receive them by end of this month.


Terms: Expected arrival is by end of this month of March 2013. Extremely limited availability. Full payment upon order. Please, no reservations accepted without payment. Limited to stock on hand. We reserve the right to allocate quantities. All orders subject to confirmation. To order email us or call 800.580.8588.


Reds:

Volnay, Domaine des Comtes Lafon 2010 $90.00
A baby Volnay-Santenots as this comes from declassified young vines in that premier cru vineyard. In this great vintage, it shows overachieving concentration and the finesse of a true premier cru.


Volnay Premier Cru Santenots du Milieu, Domaine des Comtes Lafon 2010 $155.00
One of the top Volnays in 2009. Lafon's large parcel in this vineyard allows him the luxury of sorting severely and declassifying the rest to further improve quality. Plus the parcel is in the best part of the vineyard with rocky soils and high clay content that accounts for the richness of the wine. Poweful and with very good concentration, full of violets and cassis with a smooth, long finish. This will easily evolve over several years.


Whites:

Meursault, Domaine des Comtes Lafon 2010 $115.00
Marvelous fat and richness with a crunchiness and minerality that's very lovely. A perfect blend of declassified premier cru and village fruit, it captures Meursault's power and tension.


Meursault "Clos de la Barre", Domaine des Comtes Lafon 2010 $140.00
From a vineyard surrounding the domaine with a base of solid calcareous rock that's penetrated by vines' roots. This is always brilliant and consistent in quality. Shows spectacular layers of fruit intertwined with nutty flavors and minerals. Seductive creaminess on the palate and finishes with extraordinary persistence. Like previous great vintages of this wine this offers outstanding potential. Wine critics usually underrates this Meursault because it's always tight and firm in its youth.


Meursault Premier Cru Charmes, Domaine des Comtes Lafon 2010 $218.00
Charmes is one of Lafon's top wines and typically rivals top grand cru white Burgundies. From this perspective it is a great buy and very highly sought-after.
 

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