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Average Score 90.0

The malolactic fermentation on the 2013 Auxey-Duresses Village had not finished, so Paul had transferred it into a small tank in order to "get it going," but as a consequence the bottling will be delayed. It has a pretty nose in the making with lifted cassis and blackberry scents, hints of violet blossoming in the glass. The palate is nicely balanced with crisp acidity, light but pretty, with a delicate floral finish. What you might call a “little cutie,” and I find it superior to the premier cru this year. ||Changing of the guard at Domaine Comte Lafon, as Benjamin Leroux passes the reins to Paul Zinetti, who has been the caviste since 2010. So he is not exactly new to the job. Paul was born in Beaune and worked from Bruno Lafon, Dominique’s brother in the south of France for five years before joining Dominique himself down in Mâcon. He told me that he started the harvest at Comte Armand on September 25 and chaptalized just a little, around 0.4 degrees alcohol, the malolactics were tardy and not finishing until the end of summer. Of course, being in Pommard they suffered a severe depletion in crop, some 70% in 2013. So, for the Clos des Epeneaux they had one cuvée to work with instead of the usual four to blend. That equates to 18 barrels for 5.5-hectares instead of the usual 70 (and there will be just 22 barrels in 2014.) One small change is that the 2013 Clos des Epeneaux will be in bottles and magnums instead of only the latter as in the 2012. The wines had not been racked when I tasted them from barrel at the domaine, so this made them a little harder to taste, notwithstanding that one had not even finished its malolactic! I was particularly impressed by the two villages crus: Volnay and Aloxe-Corton this year and, as a I opined to Paul, I actually preferred the Aloxe-Corton Village to the Premier Cru in 2013. These come highly recommended. The Pommard Clos des Epeneaux has breeding and class, perhaps a more forward, early-drinking take on the monopole, but it should offer 10-15 years if pleasure. Lastly, there is a tiny amount of Bourgogne Aligoté that is one of the best that I tasted. eRobertParker.com.December, 2014

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