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Community Tasting Notes (3) Avg Score: 93.5 points

  • Pleasant strong refined acidity. Very much alive. Drank the last glass the next day after inadvertently leaving the bottle open all night, and it was unbelievably better -- rich. Should try that more often.

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  • Alcohol :: 13.5%
    This is such a classy juice that showing off power and grace. Meursault just hardly get much better than this. The nose is wonderfully aromatic, broad and intense. So expressive even right out of the bottle. This has stunning purity and complexity with high tone butterscotch that is really attractive along with lemon custard, vanilla and an array of very seductive sweet yellow fruits. The aromas continue to evolved in the glass over the next 2hrs with mint, yellow floral, melon that added better depth and dimension to the already impressive aromatic profile. It was kinda dull and fat on the palate and I got a lots of sweet vanilla oak, however by no mean heavy with short-medium length. It took 2hrs for the wine to open up: super intense and concentrated that coated the mouth immediately yet it was so perfectly balance and harmonious that the juice flow through the palate effortlessly, Ballerina dancing on the palate! Complex flavors of red apple, pear, melon, fresh herbs, lime, creamy vanilla and liquid mineral. Such lush texture and the complex, juicy finished just goes on and on with almond, hazelnut, sweet lemon and mineral nuanced. I especially like the transparency, freshness, precision and purity here. Really, really delicious. This wine has all its need for the long haul, give it another 5-7yr. 94-95+

    2nd day: remaining 1/10 in the bottle. The wine is shutting down as it getting tighter and more restraint on both nose and palate. I'm glad that I catch the right drinking spot on day 1.

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  • La Paulee Meursault Seminar with Dominique Lafon, Pierre Morey and Burghound (San Francisco CA): Exceptional aromatics, floral with rich fruit. Flavors of candied apple and orange peel with some really fun roasted hazelnut on finish. Wonderful textures come through on nunaced finish. Really good now, probably still improving for a few more years.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2001, IWC Issue #98, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault Les Genevrieres) Subscribe to see review text.

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2000, IWC Issue #92, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault Les Genevrieres) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    La Paulee 2008 II, 3/10/2008 93 points

    (Lafon Meursault Genevrieres) The 1999 Lafon Meursault Genevrieres had ‘high acid’ per Eddie. It was the biggest nose of the three, showing citrus and fir spice, almost cedar, and snow-capped white fruits. The palate was beefy and more concentrated, longer, big and brawny yet still round

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