The wine, which was quite young with lots of primary yellow fruit flavors, also exhibited a touch of the much mentioned 2004 "green-ness" that, while often overbearing and disruptive in the vintage's reds, lends a lean edge and touch of spice to the mix. Lovely with duck rillettes.
Tasted alongside a 1989 Lafon Meursault which was just better in every way, see note
Drank the 2004 Desire and Clos du Barre side by side. Light yellow color, some buttered popcorn on the nose along with hints citrus. Light weight compared to the Clos du Barre, which was richer, fuller, more complex, more energy and longer finish. Nice but a little simple.
Quite yellow-gold, a bit alarming, but not obviously oxidised (like too much of Lafon). Quite fat, caramel, tough of citrus & minerality but this is pretty rustic and rather blowsy. Not a great Meursault, needs drinking now and certainly nowhere near worth the price tag.
A really good, and interesting style. Apparantly this vineyard does not exist anymore. I tried to stump mynfriend alex, but he had had the wine before. Very much in the lafon style. Rich, ripe, oily and viscous on the front and mid palate. Initially a typical lafon meursault. Gave way to a crisper, leaner back palate with lemon oil, citrus and a touch of mineral, great structure. Much life ahead.
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