Much more evolved in colour than the 2010 Comtes Lafon Charmes tasted before. On the nose quite strong notes of oxidation. Less obvious on the palate, but still rather flat and tired, lacking depth and balance. A second bottle which was generously opened after the tasting was unfortunately not much better.
20% of the wine is aged in new barrels, 80% in the barrels of 2nd, 3rd and 4th use.
Intense pale green color. A bit reticent nose with aromas of ripe apple, some yellow fruits and a hint of honey. Ripe and full-bodied, yet quite energetic and acid-driven palate giving the wine nice lightness. Crisp flavors of ripe, succulent apple, more bitter apple zest and this kind of positively neutral, austere minerality with underlying hints of honey. Medium-length, acid-driven finish with pure, bright apple flavors, some apple zest bitterness and nice, clean stony minerality.
A lovely, focused and bright white Burgundy from the lighter end, feeling still too young and thus, very simple and rather one-dimensional. The wine shows wonderful and at times even neutral purity and attractive elegance, but it also lacks a bit complexity and depth. It shows good aging potential for short-to-medium term, but I wouldn't keep this one forever. Let it sit a few more years in the cellar so it can gain more depth, but don't let it fade. Good stuff.
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