Domaine des Comtes Lafon   Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

2012 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

By Domaine des Comtes Lafon

2010 Montrachet from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Burgundy, France

The 2010 vintage in Burgundy is noted among connoisseurs for its vibrancy and structure, conditions that have allowed the Montrachet from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti to flourish into a remarkable poise of complexity and longevity. Nestled within one of the most revered winemaking landscapes, this remarkable Chardonnay embodies the elegance and aristocracy of its lineage.


An Encore of Nature's Benevolence

The year 2010 bestowed upon Burgundy a succession of climatic blessings, temperate enough to stress the vines towards cultivating fruit with concentrated flavours yet merciful to permit a resplendent maturity. The Montrachet from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti captures this harmonious dance between vineyard and vintner, yielding an investment-grade wine that commands reverence.


Defining Characteristics of the 2010 Vintage

Tasters and investors alike will note that the Montrachet from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti in 2010 reveals an alluring bouquet of ripe stone fruits, honeysuckle, and a reverberating minerality reminiscent of the limestone soils it hails from. The palate is caressed by a dynamic tension between opulent fruit and piercing acidity, a testament to the proficiently executed ageing in French oak barrels. This splendidly balanced profile gives way to a long, seductive finish that continues to develop and astonish.

This Montrachet is a tapestry woven with precision – each sip reveals another thread of its intricate flavour profile. It is coherent in its complexity and exemplifies the unprecedented heights that 2010 vintage wines can reach when crafted by maestros such as those at Domaine de la Romanee-Conti.

For aficionados targeting sterling additions to their portfolios, this effusive dialogue between terroir and craftsmanship positions the 2010 Montrachet as a paragon for Burgundy white wines and an astute wine investment sentiment.


Concluding Thoughts on Investment Calibre

The 2010 Montrachet from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti has evolved brilliantly over the past decade, affording it a place of pride among discerning collectors. This vintage harmonises climatic favorability with viticultural prestige, yielding an investment-worthy wine that is not merely enjoyed but experienced. A beacon for Burgundian excellence, it holds promise for further maturation while currently shimmering with an age-induced wisdom that captivates the palate. Not just another exalted bottle, but an embodiment of history intertwined with every glass.

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Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2012 tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes from Dominique Lafon has a beautiful nose with lemon thyme, lime flower, mineral scents that are just so neatly poised and delineated. The palate has exquisite balance, perfectly judged acidity, wonderful poise and sustain in the mouth. This is exactly what you would seek from a top flight Meursault Charmes that will repay long-term cellaring. Dominique just nailed this one.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 October 2015

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