Domaine des Comtes Lafon   Meursault les Perrieres

2018 Meursault les Perrieres

By Domaine des Comtes Lafon

2016 Chevalier Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive, Burgundy, France

The illustrious wines of Domaine Leflaive command respect, their whispers echo through the hallowed cellars of the world's most dedicated connoisseurs. As a figurehead of biodynamic viticulture in Burgundy, Domaine Leflaive has once again encapsulated the essence of terroir with their 2016 Chevalier Montrachet.

 

Defining A Vintage

The year 2016 was marked by climatic trials that tested the resolve of Burgundy's vignerons. A turbulent spring beset by frost and hail meant yields were small but quality amongst survivors was exceptional. It is within this context that the 2016 Chevalier Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive flourishes - showcasing a concentration and vibrancy befitting its noble rank.

 

An Exquisite Investment Opportunity

The robust character and remarkable composure of this wine is an aria composed by seasoned vines and an intricate understanding of biodynamics. White peach and crème brûlée sit harmoniously atop a throne of minerality, presenting not only an exhilarating experience to the palate but also a compelling proposition to the analytical mind of the fine wine investor looking to enhance their portfolio with a wine that resonates with the pedigree of its lineage.

 

Summary and Investment Perspective

The 2016 Chevalier Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive embodies Burgundy's resilience and refinement in a challenging vintage. It presents as an impeccable addition to any discerning collection both for its immediate enjoyment and for its potential longevity under proper care. The acumen invested in nurturing these precious vines through turbulent weather echoes in the investment potential that this outstanding vintage offers - a bastion of excellence within one's vaulted cache.

Current market price

HK$77,500.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

579.29

Scores and tasting notes

93-95

Offering up aromas of citrus oil, white flowers, crisp green apple and freshly baked bread, the 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Perrières is medium to full-bodied, racy and incisive, with good depth, concentration and tension at the core, concluding with a long and precise finish. Tasted from barrel side by side with the 2017 Perrières from bottle, the 2018 isn't as textural, and its bouquet doesn't display the musky aromatic top notes that mark the 2017—but it promises to be every bit as compelling.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 9 January 2020

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