Montrachet, Domaine des Comtes Lafon 2010

RegionBurgundy
SubregionPuligny-Montrachet
ColourWhite
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

This is the most backward and reserved wine in the range but also the most complex as the restrained nose reveals only glimpses of white flower, citrus, stone and white-fleshed orchard fruit aromas. By contrast, the concentrated, muscular and broad-shouldered flavors explode on the palate as there is so much dry extract that it imparts a chewy texture that is juxtaposed against an ample minerality that adds real lift to the powerful and hugely long finish. Despite all of the size, weight and density, this is essentially a Montrachet of finesse that should drink well for a very long time. However, those lucky enough to obtain a bottle should note well that this is presently quite compact, indeed it is very much like a tightly coiled spring and should not be touched for at least 7 to 8 years. In a word, brilliant.

Score: 95/98Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (47), June 2012

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