Meursault premiers crus 2010
Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Genevrières
Decanter average score: 18.75pts/20 (95+/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 18.5 Gearoid Devaney MS 18.5 Steven Spurrier 19
No surprise that a wine from this famous property was the highest-scoring wine in the tasting. For almost three decades Dominique Lafon has maintained the highest standards, in the vineyard and the winery, and many consider him the finest white wine producer in Burgundy. Farmed biodynamically, the grapes would have been fermented in roughly 50% new oak, and aged through a second winter in older barrels.
Stephen Brook Delicate, oaky, appley nose. Lean and tight – has precision rather than opulence – taut and stony with a pronounced minerality and considerable finesse. The fruit is subdued but that’s fine with a young white Burgundy. This is classy and very long.
Gearoid Devaney MS Spicy, smoky nose with straw touches. Palate is intense and complex with stone fruits, salty minerals and high-toned acidity. Really focused with a long finish and great potential.
Steven Spurrier Fine nose of herbs and honey. Beautiful expression, vigour and depth, lots of energy and clarity, this is grand cru-standard. Great texture, depth, length and a superb future.
Price POA Berry Bros & Rudd, Domaine Direct