Domaine Michel Lafarge

Clos du Château des Ducs Monopole Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.313 ratings
9.62 pro ratings
Volnay, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Cherry, cherry, cherry. Quite tasty!

Cherry, cherry, cherry. Quite tasty!

Mar 3rd, 2015
Adam Plotkin

Evolving beautifully. Floral, with crushed red berries, mineral notes, and baking spices. Medium bodied, with a long, clean finish.

Evolving beautifully. Floral, with crushed red berries, mineral notes, and baking spices. Medium bodied, with a long, clean finish.

Oct 1st, 2013
Mario Vaillancourt

Light color. Nice and elegnt nose of red fruits, soft apices and grapefruit. The palate is medium bodied with still a good structure but in the background it seems, my only caveat is the fruit that seems lacking ripeness slightly at times given probably the vintage, but overall always a great classy bottle.

Couleur typée Lafarge donc assez pale. Un joli nez de fruits rouges, épices douces et même pamplemousse. Une bouche souple avec une puissance en arrière plan qui donne quand même une structure, mon seul bémol est un fruit un peu moins mur il me semble, une touche d’austérité surement du à ce millésime, malgré tout très belle bouteille, toujours classe, élégnce et ce style Lafarge bien spécial. 91-92

Light color. Nice and elegnt nose of red fruits, soft apices and grapefruit. The palate is medium bodied with still a good structure but in the background it seems, my only caveat is the fruit that seems lacking ripeness slightly at times given probably the vintage, but overall always a great classy bottle.

Couleur typée Lafarge donc assez pale. Un joli nez de fruits rouges, épices douces et même pamplemousse. Une bouche souple avec une puissance en arrière plan qui donne quand même une structure, mon seul bémol est un fruit un peu moins mur il me semble, une touche d’austérité surement du à ce millésime, malgré tout très belle bouteille, toujours classe, élégnce et ce style Lafarge bien spécial. 91-92

Jan 5th, 2021
Pinotman /// Andreas

2008 is a poor vintage but this wine is very well made and new vintages are way too expensive ☹️. Dark berries and cassis. Quite acidic lacks interest at this price point. The rating is low as the $$$ have to be taken into consideration. An just OK wine for the money.

2008 is a poor vintage but this wine is very well made and new vintages are way too expensive ☹️. Dark berries and cassis. Quite acidic lacks interest at this price point. The rating is low as the $$$ have to be taken into consideration. An just OK wine for the money.

Sep 9th, 2017
Richard Portes

17. A bit disappointing for one of the greatest Volnays. I had expected more length and complexity.

17. A bit disappointing for one of the greatest Volnays. I had expected more length and complexity.

Sep 3rd, 2016
Weibo Jiang

More approachable than 08 Clos des Chenes. surprisingly drinkable for young Lafarge. So pretty, so good!

More approachable than 08 Clos des Chenes. surprisingly drinkable for young Lafarge. So pretty, so good!

Apr 4th, 2015
Aravind A

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Apr 25th, 2020
Hunter Landrum

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Apr 19th, 2020
Victor Mauad

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Sep 28th, 2019
Mark Royer

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Jan 22nd, 2018