Domaine des Comtes Lafon   Meursault les Perrieres

2010 Meursault les Perrieres

By Domaine des Comtes Lafon

2008 Chevalier-Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive, Burgundy, France

In the luxurious realm of Burgundy whites, the 2008 Chevalier-Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive asserts its pedigree with a verve befitting its storied terroir. This vintage resonates with the keenest of collectors and enlightened investors alike, providing a beacon for nuanced excellence in a bottle.


Refinement and Reward: A Majestic Offering

The year 2008 stands as one of subtle intrigue in the annals of Burgundy; a season where intimate understanding of one’s vines was paramount to achieve greatness. Domaine Leflaive, with its unwavering commitment to biodynamic practices, navigated this intricate year to cultivate a Chardonnay that expresses purity and precision to an extraordinary degree.


An Exquisite Tapestry of Climate and Craft

The tumultuous growing conditions of 2008 gave way to wines that encapsulate the vibrancy of life itself, with September’s saving grace allowing for optimal ripeness. It’s within this finessed balance that the 2008 Chevalier-Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive reveals its essence. A nose of delicate stone fruit gives prelude to the intricate minuet of minerality and acidity that awaits on the palate. Gossamer textures weave through suggestions of toasted brioche and almond, grounding ethereal citrus notes into an enigmatic experience that evolves with each sip.

Notwithstanding its alluring approachability in youth, discerning enthusiasts recognise that patience will unveil deeper layers of complexity. The introspective drinker reaps the benefits as this exemplary creation unfurls over time.


A Distillation of Excellence and Expectation

An investment in the 2008 Chevalier-Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive is not merely a financial consideration, but a commitment to an art form whose canvas is the passage of years. Through intelligent cellaring, one will witness the metamorphosis into an even more profound expression that only time can bequeath.

In conclusion, this particular Montrachet entices not just with its present charm but with the promise of unfolding wonders. A magnificent vintage with particulars so eloquent they bespeak the virtues of their origin – Domaine Leflaive's genius held within in a glass splendidly realised through their 2008 offering.

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The 2010 Meursault Perrieres is the most sublime, refined of the Meursault premier crus. It melds elements of precise minerality and expressive fruit to match its understated, soft personality. In a sense, it brings together the best of the Genevrieres and Charmes. Hints of white flowers and mint add lift on the finish, but this is another wine that is heading straight for a period of dormancy. Anticipated maturity: 2015+. (Not yet released) Comtes Lafon’s 2010 whites are just as impressive from bottle as they were in barrel. Dominique Lafon told me the wines changed quite a bit and found their precision during fining. The 2010s at Comtes Lafon are tight and powerful, with plenty of underlying fruit and depth. The 2010s were bottled between March and early June 2012. A Daniel Johnnes Selection, imported by Michael Skurnik, Syosset, NY; tel. (516) 677-9300

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 30 August 2012

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