Domaine Tasting at Comte Lafon

Tasted March 13, 2012 by MatthewF with 599 views

Introduction

A great morning with Dominique Lafon

Flight 1 - 2010 Reds (4 notes)

Red
2010 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Volnay France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay
From barrel. Ripe, concentrated darker red cherry and plum on the nose with delicate floral notes as well. Great intensity of fruit on the palate too with great balance. Delicious.
Red
2010 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Volnay 1er Cru Champans France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
From barrel. Dark red cherry and plum aromas with a huge floral component. The same fruit on the structured palate. Great concentration and purity of fruit. Great balance and a lengthy finish.
Red
2010 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
From barrel. Darker aromatic profile than the Volnay just poured. A mix of dark red and black berry and plum. Lovely floral tones. Great concentration of fruit on the palate. Muscular, gripping wine. Lengthy finish.
Red
2010 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Volnay 1er Cru Santenots-Du-Milieu France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
From Barrel. Very pretty mix of darker berry and cherry with great floral and spice. Densely packed fruit on the palate and showing great purity. Fine tannins, long finish. Wonderful acidity. Great wine.

Flight 2 - 2010 Whites from the Macon (5 notes)

White
2010 Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine
From bottle. Fresh, juicy yellow citrus fruit and peach on the nose and palate with nice intensity for the level. Vibrant acidity all throughout and a good finish.
White
2010 Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Uchizy Les Maranches France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Mâcon-Uchizy
From bottle. Yellow grapefruit aromatics and flavors. Very pure and clean. Has some nice stuffing. Refreshing acidity on the finish.
White
2010 Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Chardonnay Clos de la Crochette France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Mâcon-Chardonnay
From bottle. Riper aromatically than the other cuvees and richer on the palate as well. A great mix of juicy lemon and lime peel intermixed with white floral. Very fresh, juicy fruit. Great intensity. Very nice wine.
White
2010 Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine Clos du Four France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine
From bottle. Very fragrant floral and white orchard fruit with touches of white grapefruit. Riper styling on the palate than the regular cuvee, but still with great intensity and concentration of fruit. Great minerality. Vibrant acidiy on the finish. Refreshing.
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White
2010 Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Viré-Clessé France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Viré-Clessé
From bottle. Super aromatic. Ripe peaches and white floral on the nose. Definitely the most ripe aromatically. Rich and ripe on the palate too. Nice depth of fruit with good acidity on the finish.

Flight 3 - 2010 Whites (7 notes)

White
2010 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
From barrel. Ripe and concentrated yellow citrus and tropical fruit on the nose and palate. Great richness of fruit on the palate. Nice finish with a burst of acid on the finish. Delicious.
White
2010 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault Clos de la Barre France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
From barrel. Some similar characteristics to the regular Meursault, but with quite a bit more concentration and depth. Tart lemon custard with lime notes dominate the nose and palate. Vibrant acidity. Lengthy finish with mineral backbone.
White
2010 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Gouttes d'Or France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
From barrel. Ripe, concentrated orchard fruits. Pretty mineral and floral tones. Rich, powerful fruit on the palate with great acidity. Medium body and length with a mineral backbone.
White
2010 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Charmes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
Racked into tank yesterday. Riper aromatically than the other wines so far. Pretty floral tones. Creamy mixture of lemon and lime on the rich/round palate. As with all the other wines, great depth and concentration. Long finish. Outstanding.
White
2010 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
From tank. Powerful, concentrated nose of juicy lemon and lime and crushed stones. Same flavors and intensity come through on the palate too. Fantastic acidity. The finish goes on and on. Wonderfully intense.
White
2010 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
From Tank. As amazing as the Genevrieres just was, this was a noticable step up. Very intense aromatically. Juicy lemon and lime, crisp asian pear and crushed stones. Amazing concentration and depth of fruit on the palate. A long, mineral driven, gripping finish. Outstanding acidity
White
2010 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Montrachet Grand Cru
From barrel. (Four barrels produced this year) Very intense aromatically and on the palate. An amazing mix of citrus, mineral and white flowers. Ripe, yet well structured on the palate. Mineral backbone. Amazing concentration with a great burst of acidity on the long gripping finish

Flight 4 - A little Clos de la Barre vertical to finish (3 notes)

White
2009 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault Clos de la Barre France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
From bottle. Powerful and aromatic citrus on the nose with a lovely mineral and floral mix too. Rich texture on the palate with some good structure buried underneath. Nice acidity and a long finish. Delicious and approachable.
White
2008 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault Clos de la Barre France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
From bottle. Mineral dominated aromatics with juicy lemon and some floral. A lot of tension. Amazingly concentrated and powerful. Juicy fruit on the palate too with a huge mineral backbone. Vibrant acidity all throughout. Great texture with a very long, palate staining finish. Outstanding wine.
White
2007 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault Clos de la Barre France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
From bottle. Great mix of yellow fruit, mineral, and white floral on the nose. Palate was a bit richer than I would normally expect for the vintage. Still quite delicious though with some juicy lemon and showing the 2007 acidity. Fine texture and a long, lingering finish.
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