Comtes Lafon, Volnay 1er Cru Santenots du Milieu 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Burgundy
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R2,500

Critic Score

93
NM

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Tasting notes:
‘The 2017 Volnay Les Santenots-du-Milieu 1er Cru has a complex bouquet with a mixture of red and black fruit, a touch of whole cluster from an additional vat lending a little pepperiness. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins on the entry and a little compact at the moment. The elegant, transparent finish has a skip in its step. Divine. Drink 2023 - 2045.’ – Neal Martin, Vinous, 93/100

‘The 2017 Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots-du-Milieu confirms its strong showing from barrel, soaring from the glass with scents of ripe cherries, red berries, rose petals, orange rind and a deft touch of toasty new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with melting tannins, succulent acids and a charming, supple profile that makes it hard to resist. Drink 2022 - 2040.’ – William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 93/100

‘A very pungent nose speaks only of reduction and wood. Otherwise the succulent but more voluminous middle weight plus flavors exude a subtle minerality before concluding in solidly powerful, strikingly complex and impressively persistent finish. At the risk of repeating myself, this is not going to wow you with its concentration but it will with its depth and overall sense of harmony and balance. Drink 2032+.’ – Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, 92-94/100

About Domaine des Comtes Lafon:
Domaine des Comtes Lafon built its legendary reputation on white wines. Best known as the namesake, director, and winemaker of one of the great estates of Meursault, Dominique is a descendant of Jules Lafon, who created the revered wine festival, La Paulée. Established early in the 20th century, the estate was based in Meursault originally. Thereafter, the family acquired parcels of Montrachet as well as three of the best vineyards in Volnay. After taking over the family domaine in the 80s, Dominique revitalised its red and white winemaking approach. In 1999, Dominique decided to extend the vineyard holdings to the Mâconnais appellation which now comprises of 21 ha known as Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon.
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Variety Pinot Noir
Blend information 100% Pinot Noir
Rating NM 93
Drink to Long-term cellaring
Producer information Domaine des Comtes Lafon built its legendary reputation on white wines. Best known as the namesake, director, and winemaker of one of the great estates of Meursault, Dominique is a descendant of Jules Lafon, who created the revered wine festival, La Paulée. Established early in the 20th century, the estate was based in Meursault originally. Thereafter, the family acquired parcels of Montrachet as well as three of the best vineyards in Volnay. After taking over the family domaine in the 80s, Dominique revitalised its red and white winemaking approach. In 1999, Dominique decided to extend the vineyard holdings to the Mâconnais appellation which now comprises of 21 ha known as Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon.
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