2005 Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrieres - 750ml
Stephen Tanzer - 94 Points
Explosively ripe fruit aromas of apricot and pineapple currently dominate underlying minerality on the nose. Silky, rich and powerful, with the pineapple and peach flavors framed by harmonious ripe acidity. A wine with superb stuffing and back-end breadth, finishing with palate-saturating mineral and dusty stone flavors. This boasts impressive aging potential, but the Charmes is at least as impressive in the context of the year. Just 10 barrels of this wine were produced, compared to 18 in 2004. (9/2007)
John Gilman - 93 Points
The 2005 Lafon Perrières is about as imploded a young wine as I have tasted in quite some time and simply demands several years of cellaring before it should be broached. The potential quality here is outstanding, but this wine is shut down pretty seriously at this time, as it reluctantly offers up a bouquet of stony minerality, pears, passion fruit and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, deep and rock solid at the core, with its structural elements currently masking all the future generosity. The finish is long, the acids are bright and snappy and the underlying soil tones are very promising, and in the fullness of time this will be an excellent wine. (5/2012)
|Classification||Burgundy Premier Cru|
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