Domaine des Comtes Lafon   Meursault Goutte dOr

2014 Meursault Goutte d'Or

By Domaine des Comtes Lafon

2012 Bâtard-Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive, Burgundy, France

The formidable 2012 vintage produced by the esteemed Domaine Leflaive offers quintessential elegance and complexity, securing its position as a magnet for fine wine investors. The esteemed vineyards nestled in the heart of Burgundy have yielded a Bâtard-Montrachet that stands as a testament to both the challenging and rewarding nature of this year's climatic idiosyncrasies.


Domaine Leflaive: A Symphony of Terroir and Mastery

The whispers amongst connoisseurs of how the 2012 growing season's erratic weather would bear upon harvest were quieted by the deft hands at Domaine Leflaive. A tenacious spring frost, followed by a laborious summer, culminated in a modest yield of concentrated berries—a silver lining that resulted in wines with remarkable intensity and longevity.


A Vintage Distinct: The Unfurling Aromas and Flavours

Upon decanting the 2012 Bâtard-Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive, one is enveloped by its complex perfume; a blend of ripe orchard fruits, toasted almond and a flinty minerality that only the finest terroirs of Burgundy can bequeath. On the palate, this chardonnay unfolds with unparalleled grace—a tapestry woven with rich peaches, crisp pears and an undercurrent of zesty citrus, all brought to a harmonious balance with an elegant oak inflection. This discipline of depth and precision resonates with the wine's admirers.

For those seeking investment-grade wines, the 2012 vintage from this legendary producer delivers in spades. Its cellar potential is unimpeachable; it matures into even greater harmony with time, making it a sagacious cornerstone for any discerning investor's portfolio.

In closing, the 2012 Bâtard-Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive is a paragon of viticultural resilience and winemaking virtuosity. Its gallant overcome of climatic adversities yields a wine that reverberates with charisma and vitality, destined to reach zeniths in both glass and market. It stands as a compelling dialogue between earth and element—one that will continue to captivate palates and attract investment for years to come.

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The 2014 Meursault 1er Cru Goutte d'Or has an expressive nose that is cut from a similar cloth to the Meursault Bouchère, but perhaps with more gumption: citrus fruit, white peach and a touch of honeysuckle even, all with fine mineral tones. The palate is fresh and vibrant with a keen thread of acidity, slightly honeyed with a hint of something sweet, maybe marzipan or coconut, on the finish. Like an excitable child, send them to kindergarten for 3-4 years before welcoming them back home, preferably to your dinner table.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 December 2015

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