2005 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Volnay Champans
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • WA 93
  • VN 90

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$169.96

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Reg: $179.94

$169.96

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2007
(92 - 93) The 2005 Volnay Champans was another wine part of which Lafon racked to tank so as to encourage completion of malo, after which that portion went back to barrel in early January. Two thirds of his half a hectare... (92 - 93) The 2005 Volnay Champans was another wine part of which Lafon racked to tank so as to encourage completion of malo, after which that portion went back to barrel in early January. Two thirds of his half a hectare in Champans is planted with 85 year-old vines. Typically for this site, the nose is generous with mushroom and forest floor, but there is also a wealth of flowers and of blackberry and strawberry fruit, which follow onto the palate in a briskly-concentrated form. Beef and mushroom stock, wet stone, moss, and wood smoke anchor the lower-range of this complex Volnay, wine beautifully 2005 in its combination of freshness of fruit yet darkly-hued, walk-in-the-forest personality. I would plan on 7-10 years in the cellar. - DS
VN 90
Vinous, March 2008
Deep ruby-red. High-toned, slightly resiny nose hints at superripe cherry and oak, with complicating notes of shoe polish and licorice. Powerful, chewy and deep, with a slightly medicinal quality and a bit less early... Deep ruby-red. High-toned, slightly resiny nose hints at superripe cherry and oak, with complicating notes of shoe polish and licorice. Powerful, chewy and deep, with a slightly medicinal quality and a bit less early personality and obvious sweetness than the Clos des Chenes. This big but youthfully closed wine finishes with building tannins.- ST
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Vintage 2005
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork