2017 Dominique Lafon Beaune Epenottes

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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VN 91 WS 90
VN 91

Vinous, January 2022

The 2017 Beaune Epenottes 1er Cru is quite closed on the nose with raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, well defined but a little stubborn at present. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, crunchy, red berry fruit, fine...
WS 90

Wine Spectator, January 2020

Black cherry and blackberry fruit plies the dense texture in this sleek, racy red. Lively, ending with a compact feel on the finish. Best from 2022 through 2033. — BS


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Beaune
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

The 2017 Dominique Lafon Beaune Epenottes is a captivating red wine hailing from the renowned Burgundy region of France. Crafted from the delicate and expressive Pinot Noir grape variety, this wine embodies the essence of elegance and sophistication.

In the glass, the wine showcases a radiant ruby color that exudes a sense of vibrancy and allure. With each swirl, the aromas gracefully waft from the glass, revealing a bouquet of black cherry and blackberry. These luscious fruit notes are beautifully interwoven with hints of raspberry and wild strawberry, adding a layer of complexity to the aromatic profile.

On the palate, the wine displays a dense texture that envelops the senses with its velvety smoothness. The black cherry and blackberry flavors take center stage, imparting a rich and indulgent taste experience. This sleek and racy red wine captivates the palate, offering a lively and energetic character. As the wine lingers on the finish, a compact feel emerges, leaving a lasting impression.

According to the esteemed critics, this 2017 Dominique Lafon Beaune Epenottes has garnered high praise. Wine Spectator awarded it an impressive score of 90 points, praising its dense texture and lively finish. The publication suggests that the wine is best enjoyed from 2022 through 2033, allowing its flavors to fully develop and evolve.

Vinous, another respected wine publication, also lauded this wine with a score of 91 points. They described the wine as medium-bodied, with crisp and crunchy red berry fruit flavors. The fine acidity and good concentration further enhance the overall appeal of this exquisite Burgundian red.

The 2017 Dominique Lafon Beaune Epenottes is a true gem from the Cote de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy. With its impeccable balance, nuanced flavors, and impressive aging potential, this wine is a testament to the mastery of winemaker Dominique Lafon. Uncork a bottle of this remarkable Pinot Noir, and allow yourself to be transported to the beautiful vineyards of Beaune.