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

Reg: $159.94

$137.00

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Reg: $159.94

$137.00

This product is
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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... expand 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. collapse
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... expand (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. collapse
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... expand 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. collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork