Yellow gold. Sherried nose with stony minerals and shy citrus fruits in the background. The flavors are more integrated with same sherry, stony minerals, and citrus fruits. The acid is brisk. The fruit is diminished. With time, the wine becomes unbalanced. This wine lacks material and mid palette depth making the acid more aggressive. This ends up a very raw wine. It's past its prime.
An elegant wine showing some early stage signs of maturity. Dry dusty nose with slight carmel sweetness and a mineral element. Medium body with flavors closely aligned to aromas. Dry, slightly lean quality. Well balanced and nuanced. More about the weight and mouth filling texture than the flavors, which a bit muted and clearly secondary. Some good sweetness amd lemon zest present and just a hint of tell tale sign of age, nutty carmel. Delicate, extremely well balanced, and made to pair with a light dinner entre or gentle seafood apps. Very good, sound wine, not likely to improve much, but drinks well and expands somewhat with air. Don't see it improving, in fact, perhaps slowly fading.
Chef Nita's Tasting Menu (Craig's House): I did not take detailed notes, but this was a lovely, middleweight village Meurasult that is quite marked by new oak at this stage of evolution. Really classy and well-proportioned, with moderately intense (almost understated) fruit. Lafon's village wines are, to my palate, almost always 1er Cru quality and this bottle was no exception. This has future upside if it does not succumb to premox.
Wines with Nita's Tasting Menu: Clear gold color. Reserved but pretty nose with some cinnamon/spice. Awesome flavors on the palate with great intensity and expansiveness. Honey, fruit, oak and mineral. Great balance with exhilarating acidity. Long, satisfying finish. A delight.
This was spectacular and in a great drinking window now. The nose was hypnotic. Took quite awhile before I even bothered to sip it...the nose was almost enough enjoyment. Some nuttiness. Glorious buttered toast. The wine had tremendous balance despite carrying fairly large size/weight. Lovely minerality. Could not have asked fro more from this wine.
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