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Comtes Lafon Volnay 1er Cru Santenots du Milieu 2014
Comtes Lafon Volnay 1er Cru Santenots du Milieu 2014


 
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Bottle-size : 75 cl

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The finest area of the Santenot appellation, in former days classified as 'tête de cuvée', (the very best of that wine), by Doctor Lavalle. Several parcels bought in sucession by Jules Lafon (great grandfather of Dominique and founder of the Estate), 3.8 ha of vines in total. Facing east, on shallow, red, heavy clay soil, above a subsoil of hard limestone, a very sunny spot and very early to ripen. The average age of the vines is over 30, the oldest are 60 and the youngest just 3. The wines are deep in colour, rich, deep tannins are present ,but lovely and elegant on the end of the palate. Black fruit aromas dominate: blackberry, blackcurrant and cherry. More powerful than most of the Volnays, it is a wine to keep for a long time (10 to 20 years).

**Note: from 40+ year old vines planted in shallow, high clay content soil sitting on a bed of solid rock** This is also brilliantly spicy with its ultra-pure and pretty essence of black raspberry, floral and warm-earth suffused aromas. Like the Champans there is excellent underlying tension supporting the broad-shouldered flavors that are even more mineral-driven on the muscular, taut and driving finish. This wine always ages well and typically needs quite a bit of it and this terrific effort will be no exception. This could well rival the 1999, 2005 and 2010 versions in time. AM92-95

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