Domaine des Comtes Lafon: best of 2011 vintage

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Brook’s best of the 2011 vintage

Perrières 1er Cru, Meursault
19/20pts (96/100pts)
Muted nose showing a light smokiness. Very rich and full-bodied, powerful and taut, with considerable force and concentration. Mineral and grainy, but has elegance and exceptional length.
Price: £180 (ib 2010) Marc Fine Wines, Stone Vine & Sun
Drink 2016-2032
Alc 12.5%

Porusots 1er Cru, Meursault
18.5/20pts (95/100pts)
Lafon’s first vintage from Porusots, yielding 4,000 bottles. Surprisingly honeyed and apricot nose. Rich and forceful, this is packed with fruit, grip, energy and minerality. Power and drive, leading to a very long mineral finish.
Price: N/A UK
Drink 2016-2030
Alc 12.5%

Bouchères 1er Cru, Meursault
17.5/20pts (91/100pts)
The first vintage of this cru, yielding just 1,800 bottles. Muted lime nose is a bit earthy. Suave, concentrated and sleek palate with fine acidity. It’s poised and balanced with a long, delicate finish.
Price: N/A UK
Drink 2015-2028
Alc 12.5%

Clos de la Barre, Meursault
17.5/20pts (91/100pts)
Fairly closed nose that is quite mineral. Creamy, full-bodied and voluptuous but still has fine acidity, giving a citric finish. Good length.
Price: £80-£100 (2010) Albany Vintners, Bordeaux Index, Hedonism, Nickolls & Perks, Noel Young, Woodwinters
Drink 2015-2028
Alc 12.5%

Santenots 1er Cru, Volnay
18/20pts (93/100pts)
Perfumed and elegant cherry and floral notes. Fine palate of red fruit is delicate yet very concentrated, with charming and persistent red-fruit flavours. Lifted, with a long finish.
Price: £75.83(ib) Fine & Rare
Drink 2015-2028
Alc 13%

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