Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Montrachet Grand Cru 1995
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Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Montrachet Grand Cru 1995

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Bottle Size: 75cl

Region: France: Burgundy White

Colour: White

Style: Still

Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Dominique Lafon was faced with an interesting problem after the 1995 harvest. The low yields provided him with only enough Montrachet to fill 2 and a half casks. He considered using a half-cask and 2 regular ones but decided against it because he feels wines do not age well in small casks. His solution was to have a new cask built that would hold the equivalent of one and a half regular ones. To offset the new oak flavors of this large vessel, the second cask he is using has been used previously to make five vintages of wine. Possessing a super-tight and unyielding nose, this full-bodied Montrachet displays intense minerally fruit, and striking elegance. While not as forward or sultry as I expected, it has a superb structure. This tight wine will need 6-7 years to blossom, and will drink admirably for another 15-20. Tasted April 1997, Robert Parker (93-95) Points Pierre Rovani

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