Domaine des Comtes Lafon Volnay 'Santenots-du-Milieu' 1er Cru

$415.00
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Variety

Pinot Noir

Vintage

2017

Size

750ml

Country

France

Region

Burgundy

Description

The domaine's holdings of Santenots are sizeable at 3.9ha, although the younger vines are used to make Dominique Lafon's village Volnay. This richer, denser, sappier wine has subtle reduction with some spice and texture from 10% whole bunches, accompanied by filigree tannins and a core of plum and dark cherry fruit. Drinking Window 2024 - 2032. 95 points, (TA) Decanter

A very pungent nose speaks only of reduction and wood. Otherwise the succulent but more voluminous middle weight plus flavors exude a subtle minerality before concluding in solidly powerful, strikingly complex and impressively persistent finish. At the risk of repeating myself, this is not going to wow you with its concentration but it will with its depth and overall sense of harmony and balance. 92-94 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound