2013 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Chateau des Ducs" (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1588821 93 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The 2013 Clos du Château des Ducs from Domaine Lafarge is an outstanding young wine. The nose is pure, red fruity and quite refined, delivering a constellation of cherries, red berries, a touch of currant, gamebird, lovely minerality, mustard seed and just a whisper of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and beautifully balanced, with a good core of red fruit, lovely soil signature and a long, suavely tannic and vibrant finish. All that is required here is a bit more patience. (Drink between 2025-2065) Inner quote mark (5/2020)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2013 Volnay 1er Cru Clos du Chateau des Ducs has a tightly would bouquet with brambly red fruit, blackberry leaf and granitic scents that waft reluctantly from the glass. The palate is very well structured with a keen line of acidity, ebullient red cherry and strawberry fruit with delineated, very focused and long in the mouth. Excellent. (NM) Inner quote mark (12/2014)

90-93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Good bright red. Pure but closed nose suggests spicy oak and small wild red fruits. Generous in texture but quite reserved and hard to taste today, with black fruit and menthol flavors showing excellent verve. The wine's serious tannins coat the entire mouth and will need time to knit with the intense fruit. (ST) Inner quote mark (1/2015)

92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark Seemingly without fail the Lafarges achieve genuinely remarkable purity of fruit and the 2013 Clos du Château des Ducs proves to be no exception as the high-toned nose is the essence of red pinot fruit along with subtle hints of spice, earth, floral and soft stone nuances. There is terrific delineation and even more minerality with a bit more punch and power on the dusty, mouth coating and lingering finish. This is perhaps a bit more delicate than it usually is though it is by no means light. *Burghound Outstanding!* Inner quote mark (4/2016)

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