Thanksgiving in Volnay: Domaine Michel Lafarge

Volnay

Tasted November 23, 2017 by Nanda with 105 views

Introduction

A real treat to taste with Frederic at the domaine in their ancient cellars. Quantities in 2016 are minuscule due to the frost, but what remains are truly delicious and already quite approachable.

Flight 1 (6 notes)

Red
2016 Domaine Michel Lafarge Bourgogne France, Burgundy, Bourgogne
Barrel tasting at domaine. Simple but elegant aromas of beautiful bright cherry fruit. Very fresh and already quite approachable. Lots of berry fruit. A high quality bourgogne. 87-89 points.
Red
2016 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay
Barrel tasting at domaine. Lots of bright cherry and florals. Excellent purity and freshness of fruit. Good length and lift. 88-90 points.
Red
2016 Domaine Michel Lafarge Beaune 1er Cru Grèves France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru
Barrel tasting at domaine. Really impressive here. Excellent lifted cherry and spice aromatic. The palate has very good concentration filled with pure cherry and loads of spice. Long finish. Impressive. 91-93 points.
Red
2016 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
Barrel tasting at domaine. Pronounced and lifted aromatics of elegant red cherry and spice. A real step up in finesse with great acidic tension and lift. Very good concentration once again. Already approachable. 92-94 points.
Red
2016 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
Barrel tasting at domaine. Powerful, layered aromatics of spice and herbs and a powerful, masculine body to match. Lots of stuffing and concentration here. 92-94+ points.
Red
2016 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos du Château des Ducs France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
Barrel tasting at domaine. According to Frederic, this is painstakingly de-stemmed by hand (as was done in 1900-1930 period). Soaring, beautiful nose of red cherries and spice. Wow, already so tasty and approachable. Terrific concentration and perfume throughout. 93-95 points.
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