July 9, 2020 - Is it just the vintage that accounts for the disappointing showing of what should be a fabulous mature Meursault from a great producer? Or has Dominique Lafon changed his vinification since then to produce the wonderful wines from recent vintages? Consistent with the previous bottle it’s broad, obvious and concentrated yet lacks the precision and cut of better examples. Worse yet, it is so, so simple. Compared with the dazzling 2014 for example, the weakness is obvious.
April 13, 2020 - It’s okay. A little fruit heavy but in almost an oily waxy way. Acids muted and finish long and hot.
March 6, 2020 - La Paulée de New York - The Verticals (Eventi Hotel - New York NY): Walk around tasting, in 12/11/09 vertical. Perfumed with ripe stone fruit and very good density. Softer finish. Best to enjoy over the next 5 years while this remains this fresh. Somehow I haven't tasted this wine since barrel tasting in 2010!
December 22, 2019 - A good showing, some gun powder. Slightly broader than expected for the plot but a great effort. Would drink now.
November 20, 2019 - I was quite suprised by how advanced this was (also highlighted later side by side the 2010) - visually quite dark in colour, toffee notes, hint of coffee bean and a fat salty finish. My suspicion here is a slight premox however it didn't take away from the enjoyment and although the 2010 is the better wine the 2009 was the one I was probably keen on drinking more today. It also worked very well with the foie gras and lobster risotto dishes. If representative bottle in terms of development drink earlier rather than later.
October 20, 2019 - vin oxydé
October 15, 2019 - Brought to Gabriel Kreuther. Very nice but getting long in the tooth so better to drink now than later. That’s due to the vintage not any nasty oxidation, at not least this time, despite the medium gold tint. Very typical Meursault in its fat orchard fruit taste profile although the Perrières vignoble, not so much. Slightly low acidity. Easy to drink.
August 17, 2019 - Meursault Perrieres blind tasting 1988-2011: Another stunner from Lafon in these flights. So clean and crisp, no heat of 2009 visible. Nose of minerals, match sticks, green apple, lemon curd. Impressive from start to finish.
October 29, 2018 - Outstanding bottle, no sign of premox here.
Vibrant acidity and clarity of aromas. Great delineation, balance, poise and complexity all in one wine. Delicious and getting better in the glass minutes after minutes.
September 22, 2018 - If you enjoy oatmeal for breakfast you will surely love this Lafon for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Nicely fragrant, gaining maturity, good texture. Getting even more leesy as the years go on. Not the most mineral of Perrières, but that is the vintage. Delicious and so easy to drink. Holds up very well in the glass over 2 hours.