Domaine des Comtes Lafon   Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

2017 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

By Domaine des Comtes Lafon

2015 Montrachet from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Burgundy, France

Steeped in a tradition of meticulous winemaking, the 2015 Montrachet from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti represents a beacon of splendour in a year that offered challenges and triumphs in equal measure. As a luminary, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is synonymous with exemplary viticulture and the Montrachet plot within Burgundy, yields white wines of unparalleled distinction.


Vintage Virtuosity: A Metamorphic Expression

The climatic narrative of 2015 was one of extremities, with Burgundy experiencing a serendipitous balance between opulence and structure unlike recent antecedents. This alignment of celestial conditions bestowed upon us a Montrachet that is a variegated tapestry of intensity and filigree precision.

The wine unravels with aromatic grandeur, showcasing a panoply of ripe orchard fruit intermingled with an aristocratic minerality. The palate engenders a masterclass in layered complexity - citric verve underpinning lush peach and a hint of toasted brioche; these notes pirouette around a well-honed linearity that bodes exceptionally well for astute collectors and investors seeking to diversify with tangible assets.


Investment Luminescence: Cultivating Future Heirlooms

For wine investment connoisseurs, the 2015 Montrachet is an asset par excellence. From the storied soils of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, this vintage encapsulates a moment in winemaking history poised for enduring legacy. As time matures its profile, investors can anticipate a narrative enriched by increased scarcity and desirability amongst oenophiles.

An encounter with the 2015 Montrachet is much like witnessing the harmonious interplay of experience and innovation – an evolution that continues to unfurl with each passing season. The vintage radiates with investment promise, much akin to securing an esteemed artwork anticipated to accrue value through its idiosyncratic magnificence.


In Conclusion: A Tapestry Woven from Timeless Terroir

The 2015 Montrachet from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti transcends mere tasting notes and enters the realm of experiential anthology. It is an oenological odyssey that deftly encapsulates the unique temporal signature of Burgundy's fabled terroir in a singular vinous expression. This vintage emerges not only as one of sophisticated pleasure for the palate but as an emblematic epitome of investment-worthy finesse.

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The 2017 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes confirms its brilliant showing from barrel, offering up a lovely bouquet of fresh pear, mandarin, buttered apples, white flowers and fresh pastry, followed by a medium to full-bodied, layered and multidimensional palate that's muscular, structured and concentrated, with fine cut and a long, chalky finish. As is quite often the case, I have a preference for this Charmes over Lafon's Perrières this year, though it will be interesting to put that contention to the test a decade from now.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 9 January 2020

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