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Based on 3 reviews on Cellartracker.com
Reviews 89-91 points Wine Advocate "The 2017 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chenes offers up aromas of plummy fruit, candied peel and smoky grilled meats, followed by a medium to full-bodied, satiny palate that's pure and melting this year, concluding with a stony finish. It's a pretty middle-weight Clos des Chenes that will drink well in its comparative youth. (WK)" 92 points John Gilman "The 2017 Clos des Chenes chez Lafon is an excellent wine in the making, offering up a refined and nicely red fruity bouquet of cherries, red plums, raw cocoa, gamebird, a complex base of soil tones, cedar and woodsmoke. On the palate the wine is pure, full and nicely structured, with a good core of fruit, fine-grained tannins, tangy acids and lovely focus and grip on the long, refined and complex finish. (JG)"
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About Domaine des Comtes Lafon
Comprising approximately 14 hectares, the Domaine is a celebration of biodiversity and sustainable viticulture. Their vineyards, some dating back to the late 19th century, boast old strains of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, meticulously propagated by sélection massale. A dedication to organic farming was augmented by the adoption of biodynamic principles, earning the Domaine organic certification in 1995 and biodynamic certification in 1998.
The wines of Domaine des Comtes Lafon, often hailed as some of the world's finest, are a true reflection of their terroirs, achieved through a meticulous and natural winemaking process. Yields are deliberately limited, and the harvest, conducted by hand, undergoes rigorous sorting. The Chardonnays are subjected to a cool settling of the must, and the Pinot Noirs, mostly de-stemmed, undergo a meticulous fermentation process in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks. This traditional, deliberate approach results in wines bottled unfiltered, 18 to 22 months post-harvest.
From the round and seductive to the robust and serious, the wines express a signature finesse and complexity that is unmistakably Lafon. Holding exclusive ownership over every Premier Cru in Meursault and producing some of the region's finest white wines, Domaine des Comtes Lafon is a paragon of Burgundian winemaking, offering a compelling portrait of the region's varied terroirs.