Monthelie Duresses Premier Cru, Domaine des Comtes Lafon 2014
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A perfumed and very pretty nose features notes of both red and dark berries along with subtle hints of spice, earth and lilac. There is a lovely sense of vibrancy to the well-detailed and delicious medium weight flavors that exhibit a discreet minerality before concluding in an appealingly textured and refreshing finish. While this should reward a few years of cellar time I suspect that it will be accessible young as well. Drink: 2019+
|Score: 89||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (62), April 2016|
(this was Lafon's only Pinot Noir site spared by hail in 2014): Good medium red. Sexy scents of raspberry, rose petal and earth. Juicy, savory wine with real gulpability; red fruit flavors are nicely framed by harmonious acidity. This lively Monthélie wine finishes with firm but fine tannins and a lingering cherry note. It was the first 2014 to be bottled--in March of 2016. 2018 - 2023
|Score: 89||Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, March 2017|
No hail. Already in tank. Bottled spring 2016.
Lovely round fruit even if a little taut and skinny on the end. Needs to flesh out a bit.2018 - 2024
|Score: 16+||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, November 2015|
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