Domaine Michel Lafarge

L'Exception Bourgogne Passetoutgrains Pinot Noir Gamay

8.985 ratings
8.924 pro ratings
Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir, Gamay
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
Eric Urbani

Textured, cigar, rustic

Textured, cigar, rustic

Jun 27th, 2018
Web Bond

A little reduced. Savory finish, but not very expressive with 30 minutes in decanter. May need 3-5 more years, or all day in decanter, or both.

A little reduced. Savory finish, but not very expressive with 30 minutes in decanter. May need 3-5 more years, or all day in decanter, or both.

Oct 13th, 2017
Stephen Osgood

simple, tarty deliciousness. 🍒🍒

simple, tarty deliciousness. 🍒🍒

1 person found it helpfulJan 6th, 2017
Jim Nelson

So light it's almost like a young Gamay or Beaujolais

So light it's almost like a young Gamay or Beaujolais

1 person found it helpfulAug 11th, 2016
Marci Noble

Wine Manager Burger and Barrel

8.7

Shy at first but opens stunningly in the glass. Rich, deep, nuanced. Incredible balance between earthy Pinot Noir and the candied fruits of Gamay once it comes out of its shell. Definitely decant this one.

Shy at first but opens stunningly in the glass. Rich, deep, nuanced. Incredible balance between earthy Pinot Noir and the candied fruits of Gamay once it comes out of its shell. Definitely decant this one.

1 person found it helpfulDec 1st, 2015
Jon Saltaire

Probably the best PTG in Burgundy. Would be happy to be proved wrong. They Volnay and Volnay VS are superb.

Probably the best PTG in Burgundy. Would be happy to be proved wrong. They Volnay and Volnay VS are superb.

1 person found it helpfulAug 29th, 2013
Beau Carson

Rather bland with a hint of sour. Wouldn't protest drinking it, but not for the price point.

Rather bland with a hint of sour. Wouldn't protest drinking it, but not for the price point.

May 19th, 2016
Michael Descamps

Wanted to like this more.

Wanted to like this more.

Sep 6th, 2015
Zach Tirone

LCL Bar & Kitchen

8.8

2005.

2005.

Jul 2nd, 2015
Web Bond

2010....a little reduced although time in glass helped, good concentration/tightly wound, high acidity; a seemingly serious example for AOC, but not the most generous now especially if served to guests who may not be as familiar/open with Gothic, traditional Burgundy. Too much SO2 and not enough carbonic for the glou-glou posey; Lafarge is never "easy like Sunday AM".

2010....a little reduced although time in glass helped, good concentration/tightly wound, high acidity; a seemingly serious example for AOC, but not the most generous now especially if served to guests who may not be as familiar/open with Gothic, traditional Burgundy. Too much SO2 and not enough carbonic for the glou-glou posey; Lafarge is never "easy like Sunday AM".

Jan 10th, 2015