2017 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Montrachet Grand Cru (750ml)

Chardonnay from Montrachet, Burgundy, France

2017 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Montrachet Grand Cru

The 2017 Montrachet Grand Cru is a classic in the making, wafting from the glass with aromas of lemon oil, citrus blossom, green apple, mandarin and beeswax, subtly framed by new oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied, beautifully complete and multidimensional, with a broad, satiny attack, a deep, layered mid-palate and a pure, penetrating finish. Youthfully reserved today, its almost understated elegance conceals impressive reserved of structure and extract.

96-98 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Jan 2019)

Bright medium yellow. Totally different on the nose than the Perrières , offering vibrant aromas of white peach, mint, spices, iodine and crushed rock. Conveys compelling sweetness and spicy depth to its flavors of yellow and white stone fruits accented by mandarin orange zest. With its utterly seamless texture of liquid silk, this spectacular young Montrachet is almost too easy to taste today. (For his part, Lafon says it was more floral a month before my visit but deeper today.) Finishes thick and extremely long, with a repeating spice character and a reappearance of the mineral verve that was obvious on the nose.

94-97 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Sep 2018)

2 bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

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