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Community Tasting Notes (5) Avg Score: 85.5 points

  • Has hit a delicious point in its evolution where some tertiary notes are starting to come to the fore. It has some spice and cherry to the aroma along with sweet earth and meat. It is a little chunky in the mouth but full of flavour with crisp, earth tinged red fruits that bounce around the mouth. It doesn’t have great flesh but is a good foil for some rich, sticky pork belly. There’s good acidity and it is a wine of nice poise and freshness.

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  • Some mushroom and truffle development showing on the aroma along with a little sap, plenty of earth and some sweet cherry fruit. It is chunky and blocky, packed with plenty of flavour but not displaying much that would lead you to using the word finesse in a tasting note. It finishes chewy and I like the wine for what it is. It certainly has enough in reserve to continue to develop over the next few years.

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  • Well past it's prime. Pleasant earthy aromas...Falls flat on the palate lacking fruit or substance.

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  • Found this hidden in the cellar. I buy this wine regularly and had no intention of keeping this 2000 around this long. As feared, this is now past its best. It has lost the vibrancy of its fruit and neither the terroir nor the sub-par vintage could save this. I've found that even from a good vintage, these are best IMO at about 5 years. This one's on the decline.

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  • A wine that definately outperforms it's village. Plenty of sweet satsuma plum and cherry fruit on the nose. The wine has a highly perfumed fruit character and if it wasn't for a bit of rusticity on the back end you might be tricked into thinking you're consuming something from further north (think Chambolle). The texture is plush and there is real sap and a hint of stewed rhubarb. Plenty of earth,tobacco and some pronounced tannin bring the wine to a savoury finish. Bloody good!

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2003, IWC Issue #107, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine des Comtes Lafon Monthelie Les Duresses) Subscribe to see review text.

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2002, IWC Issue #101, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine des Comtes Lafon Monthelie Les Duresses) Subscribe to see review text.

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