Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Volnay Santenots-du-Milieu 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.234 ratings
9.49 pro ratings
Volnay, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

8.9

Big and powerful, maybe more time will give it a sense of grace...

Big and powerful, maybe more time will give it a sense of grace...

1 person found it helpfulNov 25th, 2015
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

10

@Charles Curtis is making me broke! Reading about all the Tete-de-cuvée Burgundy that were passed over for grand Cru status makes you want to drink them all! While restrained aromatically, this 15 year old had perfect texture, pure, intense and surprisingly dark flavors and a finish that went on and on. It was fantastic with homemade pasta covered in butter cooked black truffles.

@Charles Curtis is making me broke! Reading about all the Tete-de-cuvée Burgundy that were passed over for grand Cru status makes you want to drink them all! While restrained aromatically, this 15 year old had perfect texture, pure, intense and surprisingly dark flavors and a finish that went on and on. It was fantastic with homemade pasta covered in butter cooked black truffles.

Dec 15th, 2014
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.7

I am shocked how much I liked this.

I am shocked how much I liked this.

Apr 22nd, 2014
Kelley Fox

Winemaker/Owner Kelley Fox Wines

Found this easy (very pleasing) to drink but not in a glou-glou way. Seemed a bigger version of fine. But fine.

Found this easy (very pleasing) to drink but not in a glou-glou way. Seemed a bigger version of fine. But fine.

Mar 21st, 2016
Ron Siegel

This was not as primary as other bottles but still drinking youthful with lots of dark cherry, leather, savory dried herbs, forest floor spice box, mineral & violet.

This was not as primary as other bottles but still drinking youthful with lots of dark cherry, leather, savory dried herbs, forest floor spice box, mineral & violet.

Aug 28th, 2019
Alan Weinberg

outstanding big Volnay but deep dark fruit and great length. Still very young.

outstanding big Volnay but deep dark fruit and great length. Still very young.

Jul 13th, 2019
Ron Siegel

Showing very young!

Showing very young!

Dec 23rd, 2018
Peter Keohan

Great deep color rich balanced with long finish

Great deep color rich balanced with long finish

Dec 21st, 2018
Noah Raizman

Beautifully burly, this is a "Hearty Burgundy" if ever there was one.

Beautifully burly, this is a "Hearty Burgundy" if ever there was one.

Apr 11th, 2017
Todd W
9.3

Dark red color. Fresh aromas of dark fruits. Big, juicy, and tannic flavors. Seems a bit of an atypical Volnay. Needs time to unwind and gain nuance. Perhaps much better in 5+ years.

Dark red color. Fresh aromas of dark fruits. Big, juicy, and tannic flavors. Seems a bit of an atypical Volnay. Needs time to unwind and gain nuance. Perhaps much better in 5+ years.

Jan 26th, 2017