2018 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Montrachet #158407184
Reviews 96-98 points Wine Advocate "Bursting with expressive aromas of orange oil, white flowers, ripe pears, warm bread and toasted almonds, it's full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, with a satiny-textured attack, an ample core of fruit and chalky grip on the impressively long finish. (WK)" 97 points John Gilman "...delivering stunning purity and depth in its bouquet of pear, passion fruit, coconut, a very complex base of chalky soil tones, spring flowers and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and nascently complex, with outstanding mid-palate depth, a fine girdle of acidity and a long, soil-driven and beautifully energetic finish. (JG)"
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About Domaine des Comtes Lafon
When Dominique took over in 1984, the vineyard holdings were spread across Meursault, Volnay, Monthélie, and Puligny-Montrachet, with most under contract. But once those agreements expired, this tour de force got to work. He took complete control back of the vineyards, implemented organic and biodynamic practices, and built a respected reputation for honoring the terroir of each vineyard. Best known for his whites, these wines range from round and seductive to robust and serious, to a signature finesse in his Montrachet Grand Cru.
Ever since Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate declared, “Dominique Lafon is on fire, in a zone, on top of his game. He’s never made better wines, and he improves with each passing vintage,” collectors worldwide have been jumping at the opportunity to acquire these prized bottlings.