Domaine des Comtes Lafon   Meursault Goutte dOr

2017 Meursault Goutte d'Or

By Domaine des Comtes Lafon

2015 Bâtard-Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive, Burgundy, France

In the pantheon of Burgundy whites, the 2015 Bâtard-Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive stands as a celestial embodiment of finesse and strength. It was a year that challenged the vignerons with its climatic pendulum, yet in this adversity, Domaine Leflaive harnessed the peculiarities of the terroir to give birth to a vintage with a narrative as complex and mesmerising as its flavours.

 

Heritage Meets Innovation: Domaine Leflaive's Viticultural Mastery

Renowned for relentless dedication to biodynamic practices, the harmony between earth and vine at Domaine Leflaive is palpable in their craft. The 2015 vintage coincides with a period of change at the domaine, leading into it with thoughtful stewardship, cultivating resilience in the vines that is reflected in the wine's profound expression.

 

Profound Expression of an Extraordinary Year

The year 2015 was marked by warm summer days tempered by cool nights, blessing Burgundy with ideal conditions that led to grapes of excellent maturity yet retaining vital acidity. The result in glass, the 2015 Bâtard-Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive, radiates with an opulent bouquet – think ripe orchard fruits interlaced with toasted hazelnut and a whisper of vanilla spice.

On the palate, it unfolds with orchestrated precision. Each sip lays down a rich tapestry of flavours; creamy lemon curd and brioche vie for attention alongside more exotic hints of saffron and crystallised ginger. This vintage stands as a paragon for investment-worthy white Burgundy, woven through with minerality that bestows an eloquent longevity.

In sum, the 2015 Bâtard-Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive reveals itself not merely as a wine but as a luxuriant experience. For connoisseurs and investors alike, it promises not just pleasure in tasting but also potential in maturation—a fine asset indeed for portfolios seeking gems of liquid provenance. In unveiling its character today, we glimpse what those future years may hold within its depths—a fascinating odyssey from vintage to vault.

Current market price

HK$37,140.00

12x75cl

Highest score

92

POP score

324.17

Scores and tasting notes

91-93

Offering up aromas of buttered apples, pear, praline and beeswax, the 2017 Meursault 1er Cru Goutte d'Or is medium to full-bodied, broad-shouldered and reserved, with impressive power and chalky extract, balanced by succulent acids. It's one of the more backward wines in the Lafon cellar this year.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 4 January 2019

Vintage performance