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2018 Meursault Rougeot

By Domaine Coche-Dury

2018 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes from Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Burgundy, France

The landscape of Burgundy's wine investment potential changed subtly but surely with the release of the 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes from Domaine des Comtes Lafon. Here, wine enthusiasts and investors alike are offered a potion of the estate's signature finesse paired with the unforgettable qualities of a strikingly rich vintage.


Year and Yield: The Quintessence of Quality

The year 2018 will be chronicled in Burgundy’s annals as a year that proffered both opulence and challenges, with a growing season that played kindness and cruelty in equal measure. The dexterous hands at Domaine des Comtes Lafon navigated these conditions to give us a harmonious expression that encapsulates not just the resilience, but the triumph of their terroir.

The 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes presents an aromatic kaleidoscope that begins with acacia flowers and golden orchard fruit before diving into deeper pools of honeyed brioche and toasted hazelnuts. There is a vivacious tension in this wine; a back-and-forth between richness and minerality which speaks directly to the climatic dance of that summer's heat juxtaposed with crucial marlstone-inflected terroirs.


The Verdict: A Worthy Pursuit for Palates and Portfolios

An astute investor might see beyond the glass. For what lies herein is not merely a beverage, but a storied drop transmuting history, vintage variance and vinicultural mastery into liquid form. This Meursault, one of prodigious personality and cellaring potential, is an unmissable opportunity for those seeking to enrich both their sensory experiences and their wine portfolios.

In sum, the convergence of ideal conditions in the vineyard and adept winemaking at Domaine des Comtes Lafon has ensured that their 2018 offering in Meursault 1er Cru Charmes stands as a beacon for Burgundy aficionados. A brilliant showcase of the year’s unique character, it is a compelling addition to any collection aiming to represent the zenith of fine white Burgundy vintages.

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