2012 Domaine Comte Lafon Volnay Champans
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • JG 93
  • BH 92
  • JR 90

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JG 93
View From The Cellar, November 2013
As there is decidedly more Champans chez Lafon in 2012, the vinification was no doubt much easier in this very short vintage, and the wine is really an utterly classic example. The deep, elegant and very sappy nose jumps... As there is decidedly more Champans chez Lafon in 2012, the vinification was no doubt much easier in this very short vintage, and the wine is really an utterly classic example. The deep, elegant and very sappy nose jumps from the glass in a blend of black cherries, cassis, incipient notes of gamebird, woodsmoke, currant leaf and a marvelously complex base of soil tones. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and very suave on the attack, with a sappy core, outstanding soil drive, fine-grained, almost velvety tannins and beautiful length and grip on the very special finish. This is an outstanding wine in the making.
BH 92
Burghound, April 2014
(90-92) This is also markedly reduced. There is outstanding concentration to the muscular and robust middle weight flavors that exude a fine minerality on the austere, serious and impressively long finish. This won't win... (90-92) This is also markedly reduced. There is outstanding concentration to the muscular and robust middle weight flavors that exude a fine minerality on the austere, serious and impressively long finish. This won't win any awards for refinement but the balance and complexity are noteworthy.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, December 2013
Usually about one-third new oak. Just four barrels. Malolactic fermentation finished in May. 16 hl/ha – a relatively generous yield. Not that expressive but with more obvious fruit than the Clos des Chênes. Seems as... Usually about one-third new oak. Just four barrels. Malolactic fermentation finished in May. 16 hl/ha – a relatively generous yield. Not that expressive but with more obvious fruit than the Clos des Chênes. Seems as though there is a bit a more juice here than in some of the Lafon reds.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Vintage 2012
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork