2013 Meursault Goutte d´Or Comtes Lafon

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Price: £192.00 (£160.00 ex VAT)
Current Availability: 2
Delivered By: 26/06/2018
  • Format : Bottles
  • Status : Duty Paid
  • Size : 1/75CL

The tiny Goutte d'Or parcel is not even an acre in size, but represents perfect Chardonnay growing limestone soil. Full of mineral aromatics, this is a racy wine with impressive length.

Information About Comtes Lafon

Domaine des Comtes Lafon is located within Cotes du Beaune. The estate was largely established by the lawyer, Jules Lafon who moved to Burgundy in 1865 to take the position of Inspecteur des Finances in Dijon. Here he married Marie Boch, the heir to a substantial wine estate which would form some of the parcels of land in the modern domaine. At his death in 1940, the substantial Domaine des Comtes Lafon was left to his two sons, Pierre and Henri. 

The hardship faced by the domaine during the Second World War led to a period of great uncertainty and family quarrels over whether the land ought to be sold and the estate would be farmed by sharecroppers. Following the death of Pierre in 1944, Henri planned to sell up the land, but constant intervention by his son, Rene, prevented the this conclusion. Rene would then take over management of the estate in 1956. Efforts to restore the vineyards would come to fruition in 1961 when the entire production would be bottled. 

Today the 16 hectare estate is managed by Rene's son, Dominique Lafon. 

Neal Martin
Neal Martin
The Wine Advocate

Tasting Date : 01 December 2014

The 2013 Meursault 1er Cru Goutte d’Or has a very precise, mineral-driven bouquet with wet limestone and lime-flower scents that are almost Puligny in style. The palate is well balanced with expressive citrus fruit intermingling with peach and nectarine. It is an undeniably pretty Meursault in the making, one that I suspect will be very seductive. 

Rating : 91-93/100

Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson

Tasting Date : 03 November 2014

Clay of Porusot and the poor soils of Bouchères at the same time.

Quite solid. Firm with real sculptural build and a little sweetness on the finish.

Rating : 17/20

Stephen Tanzer
Stephen Tanzer
International Wine Cellar

Tasting Date : 01 May 2015

(On its finings; this aged in one-third new oak): Rather blocked on the nose. Dry and saline on the palate, with lemon and lime flavors framed by brisk acidity and slightly hardened by the oak component. In an awkward stage today. This fruit was harvested at 12.5% potential alcohol and chaptalized to 12.8%.

Rating : 90-92/100

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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.

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