2015 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault

SKU #1349431 88-91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A background touch of wood frames the equally fresh and slightly riper aromas of pear, apple and acacia blossom. There is slightly better complexity to the rich, round and very generously proportioned flavors that terminate in a lingering finish where a hint of bitter lemon emerges. This is somewhat more tightly coiled and should repay a few additional years of cellaring.  (6/2017)

90 points John Gilman

 The straight 2015 Meursault AC from Comtes Lafon will drink beautifully from the moment it is released and will be a wine to look for on restaurant lists, as it simply exudes class and purity. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a lovely blend of apple, passion fruit, lovely minerality, a touch of iodine, spring flowers and gentle vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and wide open in personality, with a fine core of pure fruit, lovely soil inflection and a long, vibrant and zesty finish. Just a beautiful villages. (Drink between 2016-2030)  (11/2016)

88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Meursault Village has a lively, mint-tinged bouquet with just a touch of anise coming through as it opens in the glass. The palate is generous on the entry with citrus lemon, dried pineapple and a touch of honeycomb, gently unfolding in the glass with a persistent finish. Enjoy this over the next 6-10 years. (NM)  (12/2016)

90 points Vinous

 Bright pale yellow. Pungent stone fruits on the nose. Fine-grained peach and nectarine flavors combine noteworthy depth and a fine-grained texture. A tasty fruit bomb of a village wine with excellent length and no rough edges. The alcohol here is under 13%, according to Lafon. (ST)  (9/2017)


 Aromas of green pear, lemon, hazelnut and subtle vanilla oak introduce a glossy, full palate with lovely balance and grip on the pure, focussed finish. A very nice village wine.Drinking Window 2018 - 2028.  (10/2017)

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- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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Puligny Montrachet

- Puligny is a village which has been called 'attractive, self-confident and unpretentious.' Some of the world's greatest dry white wines come from here. The Grands Crus of Montrachet, Chevalier Montrachet, Bâtard Montrachet, and Bienvenues Bâtard Montrachet are on the southern edge, adjacent to the village of Chassagne. In Puligny, you can see the distinctly different soils which yield the different wines. The borders of the Grands Crus are anything but arbitrary, and the character of the wines form Puligny are distinct from Meursault to the north and Chassagne to the South. The vineyards closest to Meursault have thin soils, with slate and rock. Their wines are more delicate and minerally but no less lovely than the more powerful wines from the vineyards towards the Grands Crus.