Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Les Duresses Monthélie 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.1138 ratings
9.148 pro ratings
Monthélie, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
TJ Maxwell

Tart, crisp red fruit fruit, cranberry, bramble, Spice

Tart, crisp red fruit fruit, cranberry, bramble, Spice

Nov 13th, 2020
Gregory Fulchiero

Incredible. Impressive complexity and organic earth tones. This lieu dit within Santenots lives up to its reputation.

Incredible. Impressive complexity and organic earth tones. This lieu dit within Santenots lives up to its reputation.

Dec 26th, 2019
John Willison

Crushed berry and tea. Pure fruit and clean.

Crushed berry and tea. Pure fruit and clean.

Dec 14th, 2018
John Willison

Crushed raspberry, rose petals, black tea. Good match to my palate.

Crushed raspberry, rose petals, black tea. Good match to my palate.

Dec 9th, 2018
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.0

Showing well with nicely restrained fruit and earth

Showing well with nicely restrained fruit and earth

Feb 19th, 2018
Evan Roberts

Classic and plenty of life

Classic and plenty of life

Oct 1st, 2017
Daniel McGeough

Opened up beautifully over dinner, chocolate dipped black cherry, crunchy Asian spice box, great acid! Lafon reds are under rated.

Opened up beautifully over dinner, chocolate dipped black cherry, crunchy Asian spice box, great acid! Lafon reds are under rated.

Sep 8th, 2017
Severn Goodwin

Very smokey cherry/stem on the nose, smooth, but tannins still grip, raspberry/strawberry/black cherry on the palate. Needs more time than we'll give this bottle tonight.

Very smokey cherry/stem on the nose, smooth, but tannins still grip, raspberry/strawberry/black cherry on the palate. Needs more time than we'll give this bottle tonight.

Sep 4th, 2017
Joe D'Angelo

The 2015 Monthélie 'Les Duresses' is a simply sensational wine from this legendary producer. Elegant and refined, this stunning red instantly begins to captivate with is gorgeous aromatics of wild raspberries and cherries, which are laced with fresh florals and smoky nuances that all come together beautifully. It goes on to further impress with its remarkable freshness and purity, as well as striking overall balance, as it seamlessly glides across the palate and gracefully comes to an end with a beautiful silky finish. Readers looking for a high-quality Burgundy to consume early should highly consider this brilliant Monthélie from Dominique Lafon, as it is utterly striking today, but should also drink exceptionally well over the course of the next decade.

The 2015 Monthélie 'Les Duresses' is a simply sensational wine from this legendary producer. Elegant and refined, this stunning red instantly begins to captivate with is gorgeous aromatics of wild raspberries and cherries, which are laced with fresh florals and smoky nuances that all come together beautifully. It goes on to further impress with its remarkable freshness and purity, as well as striking overall balance, as it seamlessly glides across the palate and gracefully comes to an end with a beautiful silky finish. Readers looking for a high-quality Burgundy to consume early should highly consider this brilliant Monthélie from Dominique Lafon, as it is utterly striking today, but should also drink exceptionally well over the course of the next decade.

1 person found it helpfulSep 16th, 2019
Larry Calabrese

Sales & Marketing Michael Skurnik Wines

9.0

Red fruit and iron. Baby killing but still open and enjoyable.

Red fruit and iron. Baby killing but still open and enjoyable.

1 person found it helpfulDec 21st, 2014