Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Volnay Santenots-du-Milieu 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.2372 ratings
9.2152 pro ratings
Volnay, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

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!

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!

Nov 9th, 2019
Conrad Green

Lovely blue fruit. Rich and poised. Contained. Good.

Lovely blue fruit. Rich and poised. Contained. Good.

Aug 24th, 2019
Ceccherini Cristiano

My love Volnay again
Comte Lafon
Santenots-du-Milieu
1995
Is it OK if I dare that it is still a few years too young
Great structure, lovely, but present tannin
So elegant, precise in its detsils
Long and an amazing aftertaste of a the sour cherry decorated with lots of elements
6th Bourgogne soiree

My love Volnay again
Comte Lafon
Santenots-du-Milieu
1995
Is it OK if I dare that it is still a few years too young
Great structure, lovely, but present tannin
So elegant, precise in its detsils
Long and an amazing aftertaste of a the sour cherry decorated with lots of elements
6th Bourgogne soiree

Mar 26th, 2019
Conrad Green

Lovely and soft and open knit. Fleshy soft fruit with raspberry and strawberry. Some dense spicey notes on a lush, soft finish. Delicious and very approachable.

Lovely and soft and open knit. Fleshy soft fruit with raspberry and strawberry. Some dense spicey notes on a lush, soft finish. Delicious and very approachable.

Aug 25th, 2018
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.3

From magnum this was deep, dark and youthful

From magnum this was deep, dark and youthful

Jul 29th, 2018
Web Bond

A lot of body and rich fruit with plenty of evolution ahead.

A lot of body and rich fruit with plenty of evolution ahead.

May 8th, 2018
boyd pearson

Gun flint, spice box, cherries, lavender. Goodness.

Gun flint, spice box, cherries, lavender. Goodness.

Mar 20th, 2018
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.0

Shows a wonderful level of maturity, nice drink. Mag from Dominique’s cellar

Shows a wonderful level of maturity, nice drink. Mag from Dominique’s cellar

Mar 17th, 2018
Greg Koslosky

One of the best reds I have tasted from Lafon. A great bottle of balance and complexity !

One of the best reds I have tasted from Lafon. A great bottle of balance and complexity !

Dec 26th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.8

Too young

Too young

Nov 18th, 2017