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2011 Meursault les Perrieres

By Domaine des Comtes Lafon

The 2009 Chevalier Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive, Burgundy, France

Nestled within the acclaimed vineyards of Burgundy lies a treasure that is the 2009 Chevalier Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive. This particular year casts a reverent shadow over its predecessors, firmly establishing itself as one of the definitive experiences for the astute fine wine investor and enthusiast alike.


2009: A Symphony of Climatic Virtuosity

The season's narrative in 2009 was one of grace under pressure, with an eventual benevolent climate that bestowed upon the vines a measured vigour. Ideal temperatures coaxed the Chardonnay grapes into a dance of richness and acidity, resulting in a wine with an exceptional balance. The mastery of Domaine Leflaive's biodynamic practices embraced this serendipity, crafting a vintage that resonated with the qualities discreet to this singular year.


Investment Merits of a Cherished Vintage

The exquisite structure of the 2009 Chevalier Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive is profound, bearing a complexity that has unfurled beautifully over time. Its palate is adorned with vivid notes of honeyed fruit and cultured minerality; each sip unfolds layers akin to an uncovering of treasures long buried. Subtle oak influence rests in harmonious concert with robust lemon curd, toasted almond, and an enigmatic flintiness—a testimony to the exceptional terroir and the deft craftsmanship at hand.

For investors, the splendour of this wine lies not only in its expressive flavour profile but also in its potential for accrual. With each passing season, the 2009 Chevalier Montrachet beckons with greater allure, promising both a sensual delight and a sagacious addition to one's vinous portfolio.


A Connoisseur's Palette: The Legacy and Future Prospects

Detaching itself majestically from the archives of vintages past, the 2009 release is a paramount exemplar of what Domaine Leflaive continuously accomplishes—harmonising climate, earth and expertise into a symphony within every bottle. As it continues to evolve elegantly within the cellar, for those poised to diversify their holdings or sip upon something genuinely transcendent, this Chevalier Montrachet stands as one of the cornerstones for any meaningful collection.

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Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The 2011 Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières from Dominique Lafon has a very composed bouquet, more Perrières in style that Roulot’s at the moment, with limestone and granite aromas filtering through nicely, gaining vigor all the time. The palate is clean and fresh, detailed with fresh lemon peel and touches of white peach in the background. It is beautifully poised and harmonious right to the finish, this is a very assured Perrières. There is huge potential locked into this wine.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 November 2014

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