Domaine des Comtes Lafon   Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

1995 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

By Domaine des Comtes Lafon

2018 Meursault les Perrieres from Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Burgundy, France

Embarking upon the 2018 Meursault les Perrieres from Domaine des Comtes Lafon is nothing less than a paradisiacal sojourn into the terroir-driven mastery of one of Burgundy's most illustrious domaines. The 2018 vintage ascends to the stratosphere of Burgundian elegance, triumphantly expressing the year's unique climatic generosity.


Exceptional Vintage, Exemplary Terroir

The 2018 vintage in Burgundy was blessed with an ample warmth and sunlight, paving the way for Chardonnay grapes at Les Perrieres to reach optimal maturity. The fortitude of this particular year endowed wines with a beguiling richness not often seen, counterbalanced by a striking mineral precision typical of the esteemed Meursault appellation.

A tasting unveils the 2018 Meursault les Perrieres as a masterclass in complexity. The wine unfurls calculated swathes of ripe stone fruits and honeyed brioche, tenderly overlain with an ethereal flintiness that is the tell-tale sign of its noble terroir.


A Harmonious Fusion for Investors

The assiduous craftsmanship of Domaine des Comtes Lafon is poignantly evident in the structural balance of this wine. With its voluminous palette, yet retentive acidity it offers a mesmerising dichotomy between full-bodied richness and poised longevity – a harmonious fusion highly prized among astute fine wine investors.

When postulating on future value appreciation and potent investment returns, one recognises how such vintage-defining characteristics position the likes of the illustrious 2018 Meursault les Perrieres as a compelling addition to any well-curated investment portfolio.

The sophistication and exceptionality of the 2018 Meursault les Perrieres from Domaine des Comtes Lafon leaves an indelible mark on one's palate. It is a wine graced not only with immediate allure but also with an undoubted potential to unfold further over time. This is indeed a testament to both the exceptional conditions bestowed upon Burgundy in 2018—and to the unwavering dedication to excellence synonymous with Domaine des Comtes Lafon.

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The Meursault Les Charmes exhibits piercing and refined floral aromas, as well as a great saturation of powerful mineral and flint flavors. This full-bodied wine needs 3-4 years of cellaring; it will offer delicious drinking over the following 8 years. This note is the result of tastings I did in Burgundy between January 7 and January 29. Ratings with a range of scores in parentheses indicate the wine was tasted from cask, not bottle. Dominique Lafon, who has run this estate on his own since 1987, feels his '95s are the best set of wines he's made to date. I would ignore this kind of statement from most growers in Burgundy as they are often given to hyperbole, but Lafon walks the walk in addition to talking the talk. His reputation is such that his wines sell-out instantaneously irrespective of what critics might write. Secondly, he's not the type of man who would risk his credibility, nor is he given to immodest boasting. His '95s are outstanding wines that may have better structure than those from previous vintages, and, therefore, may age and evolve more gracefully. He has produced fatter, lusher wines in the past (the '89s for example), but, in general, cellaring hasn't improved them. I believe the '95 will be different. Importer: Classic Wine Imports, Boston, MA; tel (617) 731-6644.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 24 April 1997

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