2015 Meursault Charmes

Lafon; Comtes

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From barrel, I preferred Lafon's 2015 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes to his Perrieres, and that preference manifested itself a year and a half later under blind conditions. Wafting from the glass with aromas of crisp peach, yellow orchard fruit, nutmeg and honey, it's a full-bodied, layered and multidimensional wine with terrific depth and concentration but rendered in a satiny, elegant style. Pure, precise and beautifully delineated, it was bottled under Diam 30. Oct 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 95-/100William Kelley

From younger vines (one-third of the ultimate cuvée): Pale yellow. Ineffable high notes of spice oils and candied citrus fruits. Brisk and energetic, displaying juicy acidity for the year. From vines that are nearly 80 years of age (to comprise two-thirds of the blend): Pungent lemon candy on the nose. Suave, fine-grained and intense, with its superb density and thickness cut by lively acidity. Should make an outstanding premier cru. (Lafon's Gouttes d'Or, Poruzots and Perrières were in tanks in early June, still in the early stages of their malolactic fermentations.) Sep 2016, www.vinous.com

Score: 92-94/100Stephen Tanzer

The 2015 Meurault 1er Cru Les Charmes was picked on 30 August, the same day as the Meursault Désirée and Goutte d'Or. It displayed a focused bouquet: smoke, walnut and gun flint that are all precise and almost as intense as the Les Perrières. The palate displayed a light reduction à la Montrachet. It is underpinned by a fine acidic line, quite angular at this stage albeit with good weight. It leads to a confident finish offering dried honey, walnut and crustacea towards the persistent finish. Bon vin! Dec 2016, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2019-2035

Score: 92-94/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2019-2035
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