Montrachet, Domaine des Comtes Lafon 2013


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Tasting Notes

Lafon noted that this had only recently finished its malos and not surprisingly it was quite strongly reduced. The reserved, intense, round and very powerful big-bodied flavors possess good if not massive concentration and muscle though I very much like the attractively textured, detailed and explosively persistent finish. Note well that this impeccably well-balanced effort is going to require at least 15 years of patience for it to reach its apogee.

Score: 93/96Allen Meadows,, June 2015

(malo finished): Very reduced aromas of oatmeal and iodine. Hugely concentrated, rich and tactile, with hints of lemon, minerals, smoke and spices. Finishes musky, sweet and soil-inflected, with terrific mineral drive. There are just four and a half barrels of this juice in 2013--and only three in 2012.

Score: 93/95Stephen Tanzer,, September 2014

When to drink: 2020 to 2035
He thinks it’s slightly too reduced. Definitely ‘matchstick’ on the nose but there is richness underneath. Very different from Lafon’s normal Montrachet! (A product of the volume produced and capacity of barrels available.) Very firm and great density and matière. Lots to chew on, but definitely more reductive than usual for the moment. Jancis Robinson

Score: 18Jancis Robinson MW,, November 2014

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