Red

2018 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos du Château des Ducs

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Volnay 1er Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • Andre Brattland wrote: 95 points

    April 4, 2021 - Concentrated and traditional in style, but also typical of the vintage with aromas that will emerge with a wonderful dark summer flower that lies over a dense mass of concentrated redberry fruit, almost gravel aromas and something against the tough herbal. Good full-bodied, fresh and dense wine with properly concentrated raspberry fruit, purple fruit peel, fantastic deep soil with minerals that make the body sizzle. Long complex and beautiful finish, where the tannins tighten. The acidity does not challenge, and here you have fruit, acid and tannins to cellar for a long time. A somewhat demanding wine, But - This is terroir! 95 points.

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  • d'Artagnan wrote: 96 points

    March 11, 2020 - Visite au domaine Lafarge (mars 2020) (Au domaine): Habituellement mon préféré, c'est la première fois que j'ai eu une légère préférence pour le puissant Clos des Chênes.

    Celui-ci offre un nez floral, avec des notes de petits fruits frais, tellement suave. Bouche aérienne, très élégante, fraîche, avec une finale d’une finesse exceptionnelle. Un autre très grand vin, sans aucune trace de millésime solaire. 96+ pts

  • Nanda wrote:

    February 11, 2020 - Barrel Tasting at Domaine Lafarge (Volnay): Hand de-stemmed. "Magic terroir" - according to Frederic. The wine is stuffed and concentrated but already showing a dizzying array of flavors across the red, blue and black fruit spectrum with spice and florals. Long and delineated. 95+

  • acyso wrote: 95 points

    February 11, 2020 - Burgundy, Day 1 (Beaune, France): Barrel sample. Hand-destemmed. This is an outstanding expression of Volnay; the fruit is pure and there is an intensity to the red fruit and spice here that no other wine seems to have. It's held together with some taut acids, but there is ample sweet fruit to balance everything out. Without a doubt a wine that will get significantly better with age, but also drinking quite deliciously right now.

  • Nanda wrote:

    July 3, 2019 - Barrel Tasting at Domaine Lafarge (Volnay): Less forthcoming aromatically with dense red fruits. The palate is just chockfull of fruit and structure. A real step up in terms of stuffing but the elegance and refinement is still there. Will need 15+ years to show its best. Excellent 95+

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Burghound

  • By Allen Meadows
    Apr-20, Issue #78 (link)

    (Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay "Clos du Château des Ducs" 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Neal Martin
    2018 Burgundy: Confounded Expectations (Jan 2020), 1/1/2020 (link)

    (Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay Clos Du Château Des Ducs 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Julia Harding MW
    11/27/2019 (link)

    (Dom Michel Lafarge, Clos du Château des Ducs Premier Cru Volnay Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy

  • By Jasper Morris
    2018: The Vintage Report (Côte de Beaune), 11/1/2019 (link)

    (Volnay Clos du Château des Ducs 1er Cru, Domaine Michel Lafarge, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2019, Issue #84, The 2018 Burgundy Vintage: Another Solar Vintage of Sometimes Excellent Quality

    (Volnay “Clos du Château des Ducs”- Domaine Michel Lafarge) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

  • By Tim Atkin MW
    Burgundy 2018 Vintage Report Volnay, 10/20/2018 (link)

    (Domaine Michel Lafarge, Volnay, 1er Cru Clos du Château des Ducs, Burgundy, France, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Michel Lafarge
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Clos du Château des Ducs
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Beaune
  • Appellation Volnay 1er Cru

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  • Pending Delivery 92 (20%)
  • In Cellars 339 (74%)
  • Consumed 27 (6%)

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