2011 Domaine Comte Lafon Volnay Santenots du Milieu
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • JG 94
  • ST 92
  • WA 91
  • BH 91

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$108.94

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Reg: $139.94

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JG 94
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, November 2012
The 2011 Santenots du Milieu is gloriously pure and refined this year, taking advantage of the inherent elegance of the vintage. The superb bouquet offers up a classic mélange of cassis, black cherries, espresso... The 2011 Santenots du Milieu is gloriously pure and refined this year, taking advantage of the inherent elegance of the vintage. The superb bouquet offers up a classic mélange of cassis, black cherries, espresso, woodsmoke, dark soil tones and fresh herbs in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and shows off stunning backend energy, with a fine core, ripe tannins and a very, very long, transparent and still quite youthful finish. I love “cooler fruit toned” vintages like 2011 in this vineyard, as it seems to me that the greatness of this terroir really stands out when the fruit does not get too ripe and generous. The 2011 is certainly a classic vintage for this wine and it should start to drink stunningly well from the eight or nine year mark out from the vintage. (Drink between 2021-2045)
ST 92
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2014
92+ Good bright medium red. The most complex and complete of these 2011s on the nose, offering scents of black cherry, menthol, wild herbs and sexy underbrush; sappy and ripe but with noteworthy medicinal reserve. Silky... 92+ Good bright medium red. The most complex and complete of these 2011s on the nose, offering scents of black cherry, menthol, wild herbs and sexy underbrush; sappy and ripe but with noteworthy medicinal reserve. Silky on entry, then thick, bright and highly concentrated, with the violet and licorice lift and firm spine of acidity of a top Cote de Nuits wine. Lovely focus and dark fruit intensity here. Finishes bright and long, with serious but fine-grained tannins. This should age beautifully.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2013
Dominique waited long for the 2011 Volnay 1er Cru Santenots-du-Milieu to settle in tank so that filtration is not necessary. It has a broody bouquet with dark cherry, boysenberry and scents of wild hedgerow. The palate is... Dominique waited long for the 2011 Volnay 1er Cru Santenots-du-Milieu to settle in tank so that filtration is not necessary. It has a broody bouquet with dark cherry, boysenberry and scents of wild hedgerow. The palate is taut and pointed on the entry with a silver thread of acidity that is threaded though the introverted dark plum and boysenberry fruit. More masculine in nature, but still nicely focused on the finish, this will repay four or five years in the cellar. - Neal Martin
BH 91
Burghound - Burghound, April 2014
An expressive floral-infused nose displays elegant, pure and airy essence of red pinot fruit and herbal tea scents. There is a seductive texture to the soil and mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that evidence a... An expressive floral-infused nose displays elegant, pure and airy essence of red pinot fruit and herbal tea scents. There is a seductive texture to the soil and mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that evidence a saline component on the complex, balanced and impressively lingering finish. This is a lovely wine that should offer up to a decade of development potential.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Volnay
Sub-appellation Volnay Santenots
Vintage 2011