Visit to Domaine des Comte Lafon with Stephane Thibodaux; 3/20/2015-3/21/2015: (Bottle sample). Colour deep red. Refined red fruits and warm earth on the nose. On the palate, this is a less tannic, lighter and more forward wine than the 2013, but it is still a big, serious wine. It is well balanced, with savoury and red fruit flavours with sweeter tannins. Reasonably rich and elegant. Stephane likes the wine, and the 2011 red vintage generally, and drew a parallel between this wine and the 2007 from this vineyard. I'd say cellar for 8-10+ more years.
Thanksgiving dinner wine after an older italian was corked. Showed great acidity and bright fruit. Good tannins ... too young but still enjoyable. Will wait on the others but a great last minute wine with the turkey.
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