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2010 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault

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Domaine des Comtes Lafon is based in Meursault, where it has holdings in each of the finest Cru and Premier Cru vineyards in Meursault. They have a reputation for maintaining the signature character of each site in their wines. They don’t rest on their laurels, though, their red wines from their Volnay Premiers Crus are increasingly popular and should not be overlooked.
The domaine was established in 1869 by the Boch family and has remained in their care ever since – only changing its name when Marie Boch married Comte Jules Lafon in ‘94. When fourth-generation Dominique Lafon took charge in 1985, Domaine des Comtes Lafon already had a reputation for unconventional yet outstanding white wines.
At the time, most of the vineyards were leased out to sharecroppers; but by ‘93 Dominique had reclaimed all of his family’s vineyards and assumed full control of the domaine. Not only are the Lafons’ 15 individual vineyards located in the best appellations in Meursault and Volnay, but they tend to be very well situated within them, and are now cultivated according to organic and biodynamic principles. In 2010, Jasper Morris wrote in his book ‘Inside Burgundy’, that their white wines were “now consistently among the best in Burgundy, while since 1989 the reds have reached the top division”.
In ‘99 the Lafon family branched out, buying a domaine in the Mâconnais at Milly-Lamartine and making wines under the name of ‘Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon’. More recently, Dominique Lafon has also established a small label of his own bearing his own name.

Tasting Notes

91 Points Wine Advocate
A more typical expression of Meursault emerges from the 2010 Meursault Clos de la Barre. Slate, crushed rocks, lime, citrus and white stone fruits are woven together in this delineated, vibrant wine. The Clos de la Barre possesses tremendous depth, but here polish reigns supreme. Floral notes add lift and total refinement on the finish.

91 Points Allen Meadows
here is a touch of the exotic to the dried yellow fruit aromas that include lychee nut and spice hints. The middle weight flavors are clean, cool and utterly delicious with a really lovely acid/fruit balance on the powerful, intense and lingering finish. There is a saline hint on the long finale where a touch of gas is present so be sure to decant this if you’re going to try one young. Drink 2017+

2010 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault