Domaine Des Comtes Lafon

Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Volnay Santenots-du-Milieu 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2007

Nose has mashed early season cherry, (light) moist loam soil, ripe cherry, moist leather, decaying rose and dried-sweetened cranberry.

Palate has lightly tart cherry, under-ripe raspberry, wet cedar, (light) anise notes and wet granite pebbles.

Smooth tannins, but this wine took a little bit to come to life again in our glasses this evening, delicate, maybe too delicate. I can't tell if this was a should have been enjoyed 5 years ago wine, or needs 5 more years wine...

Decanted ~4 hours, then double decanted for servicing tonight at dinner. Our first Volnay (lieux-dits) from Meursault, just the opposite side of the road from Volnay, but not Volnay!
— 7 days ago

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Ellen Clifford

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That’s some patient decanting! Were you tasting along the way? Curious how the decant affected it:)
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@Ellen Clifford Not tasting, but smelling. My nose is a pretty decent indicator generally. I've found that mildly older Burg's generally need some time to come back to life.
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@Severn Goodwin thanks for the tip! I don’t drink enough aged stuff!

Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Very open and beautiful nose followed by a much tighter mouth that is still in need of time. Its not the classiest juice but lots of potential here if you give it another 3 to 5 years. — 6 days ago

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Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2007

Aperitif to lunch with the Wine Nerd Herd 2019 gathering in Paso. Delicate with light bubbles. — 5 days ago

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@Shawn R Thank you for sharing this at lunch. Didn’t know what to expect. Drinking wonderfully now. No need to hold back on drinking this champagne. Miss you already Buddy! 
9.4
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@Shawn R thank you thank you thank you / loved every sip
9.4

Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Clos de la Baronne Meursault Chardonnay 2015

Beautifully integrated oak - brioche, toast, and musk undertone, Meyer lemon, fresh apricot, yellow crisp apple, and crushed stones. Creamy and textured on the palate. Long finish. — 10 days ago

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Dominique Lafon

Vignes Franches Beaune Rouge 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Elegance and finesse. Sour cherry, purple flowers, rosemary, mushroom, and stones. High acidity, medium+ finish, diminished young and tight tannins. — 10 days ago

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Château Raymond-Lafon

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1988

Shay A
9.3

Yesterday’s Wednesday Wine Committee lunch. Normal format of 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind.

Birth year Sauternes. Classic profile. Honey roasted cashews and orange marmalade aromatics. Rich and sweet notes of apricot and peach on the palate. Powerful yet not overbearing. I called this mid ‘90s Rieussec.
— 9 days ago

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I like their work & their resident pet Peacocks. 🦚
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@David T : This was impressive, but seeing pet peacocks would be even more impressive!

Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

Comtes de Neipperg St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Fresh and lively exhibiting ripe cherry, plum, truffle, and licorice. Medium bodied with soft tannins. This wine emphasizes freshness rather than concentration. 90/10 Merlot- Cab Franc. 2016 vintage on Oct 30, 2019 — 7 days ago

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Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Volnay-Champans 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2011

Such a fun offering that drinks great right now. Fruit and oak integrate masterfully. Gobs of blackberry and ripe strawberry. — 20 days ago

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Nicely done sir 👍

Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Clos de la Barre Meursault Chardonnay 2008

Golden yellow. Seems like off bottle compared to the other 2. Good nonetheless — 24 days ago

Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Champagne Blend Rosé 2004

Shay A
9.4

Just a few pics of the wines from last night’s monthly 4th Friday. Too many bottles to try!

There is A LOT to like here right now. Delicate aromatics of rose petal, strawberry cream and cherry tart but it turns more powerful and rich on the palate. Strawberry shortbread, red fruit skin, chalky limestone and a finish that turns slightly herbal. The structure here shows that this will be open for business for quite a while.
— 21 days ago

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First time tasting a Comtes Champers Rose. This wine was incredibly balanced from a fruit perspective. Sweeter strawberry compote up front. Nose and entry with some herbal quality about it. Bubbles medium sized here with augmented presentation towards the finish which IMO kind of threw the structure of this one off a bit. Gonna last another 15 years easily.
9.3