Domaine des Comtes Lafon   Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

1997 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

By Domaine des Comtes Lafon

1995 Montrachet from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Burgundy

A beacon of Burgundian brilliance, the 1995 Montrachet from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is a transcendental expression from a domaine that requires no overture. Esteemed often as winemaking royalty, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, commonly abbreviated DRC, has imbued this particular vintage with a complexity and depth that, even after decades, astound the palate.


Legacy in Every Sip: A Vintage Worth Collecting

The year 1995 was marked by a somewhat erratic climate throughout Burgundy, where careful vine management was paramount. It is precisely these conditions that have forged the distinctive nature of the 1995 Montrachet—a vintage that, despite its challenges, emerged triumphantly to showcase both resilience and finesse under the meticulous guardianship of DRC.


A Rendezvous with Refinement

Upon the senses, the wine envelops with an intricate bouquet—a mélange of citrus zest intertwined with traces of honeysuckle and hazelnut. On the palate, it presents an elegant juxtaposition between opulent fruit and quintessential Montrachet minerality. The reverberation of toasted brioche subtly anchors this orchestration as one immerses in its lingering finish. With Montrachet's proclivity for ageing gracefully, this 1995 vintage offers both immediacy and longevity—attributes astute collectors perceive as invaluable investments.


An Investable Rarity

Bearing witness to its celestial heritage, the 1995 Montrachet from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti captures both the quintessence of its terroir and the artisanship of its vintners. It stands as an emblematic illustration of what makes aged whites from Burgundy's better vintages not just impressive on the palate but also compelling additions to a connoisseur’s portfolio. Nurturing an amalgamation of maturity and vitality within its golden hues, this 1995 Montrachet is a vintage to regard highly amongst its peers—a true hallmark for cultivated tastes and strategic wine investments.

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The Meursault Charmes offers an extraordinarily elegant nose of earth, minerals, nuts, and flowers. This vivacious, medium-to-full-bodied, and harmonious wine has sweet mineral, chalk, citrus, and floral flavors. It is rich, gorgeously refined, and velvety-textured. Drink it between 2002 and 2008. Importer: Ex Cellars, Boston, MA; tel (617) 876-5105.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 27 February 1999

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