Region: Burgundy Grapes: Pinot Noir First Glance: Dark Fruited, Floral, Silky Acclaim: 97pts
The Wine: Domaine des Comtes Lafon's history dates back to the mid-19th century. Since then, the estate has become one of the most celebrated names in all of Meursault and continues to put out some of the region's best quality wines. Comtes Lafon bottles are known for their power, texture, and undeniable balance. This 1er Cru Pinot from Volnay comes from Lafon's younger vines and is vinified with 10% whole clusters. Silky and aromatic, the wine shows rich flavors of red fruit, wood, oak spice, and purple flowers. Pair with mushroom risottos and roasted veggies.
The Review: Charles Curtis, MW, Decanter - 97pts "A monumental wine, with super-ripe black cherry and currant fruit accented with rose petals, liquorice, smoke and minerals. Dense and full-bodied in texture, yet vibrantly fresh and superbly long- a marvel. Anyone who thinks Lafon is only about white wine is missing this epic experience. Volnay Santenots is arguably among the top red wines of the Côte de Beaune, and Santenots-du-Milieu is the best portion of it (Lafon owns nearly half of this appellation). He destems the fruit, does a cold soak and punches down regularly before ageing in cask (one-third new)."