Domaine des Comtes Lafon   Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

2016 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

By Domaine des Comtes Lafon

The Enigmatic 2014 Montrachet from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Burgundy, France

In the tapestry of Burgundy's fine white wines, the Montrachet from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti holds a revered position. Tirelessly captivating connoisseurs and investors alike, the 2014 vintage emerges as a testament to the prodigious harmony that can exist between mankind and terroir.


A Vintage Defined by Elegance and Precision

The season preceding the harvest of 2014 was fraught with climatic challenges, yet it culminated in conditions that permitted the Chardonnay grapes to reach their apex of aromatic maturity, while retaining an enviable acidity. It is precisely this balance that bestows upon the 2014 Montrachet its character: one of intricacy, poise, and enduring potential.

On partaking this noble pour, the palate is graced with a kaleidoscope of sensations - a mesmeric dance of honeyed peaches entwined with subtle notes of toasted hazelnuts. The minerality is distinct; a stony baseline resonating to the tune of Burgundy’s esteemed lineage. This Montrachet expresses its identity both with grandeur and whisper-like subtlety, delivering complexity without counterfeit drama.


An Investable Finesse

For those who intimately understand the nuances of investment in fine wines, it is apparent how vintages such as the 2014 from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti merit a hallowed space within one's portfolio. Yes, it's certainly an oenological spectacle, but beyond that - it is an asset poised for appreciation as it strides gracefully into its ideal drinking window.

Perhaps the most compelling facet of this Montrachet is something ineffable - an invisible aura that envelops both the seasoned collector and the novice. It emanates not merely from the wine itself but from its lineage and seminal friendship with time.

To savor the 2014 Montrachet from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is to experience a chapter in winemaking history; its narrative imbued with both depth and levity, capable of enrapturing palates for decades to come.

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The 2016 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes is superb, unfurling in the glass with aromas of crisp peaches, apples, dried white flowers, honeycomb and oatmeal. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny and pure, with a deep, concentrated and multidimensional core, vibrant acids and a long finish. There's plenty of tight-knit structure and dry extract here, so this should be a long-lived Charmes.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 4 January 2019

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