2017 Dominique Lafon Lafon Vignes Franches

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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WS 93 JM 92
WS 93

Wine Spectator, January 2020

Pure, evoking black cherry, black currant and floral aromas and flavors. Rich and dense, yet set on a lithe frame, with fine grip to the aftertaste of lingering fruit, mineral and spice. Shows lovely harmony. Best from...
JM 92

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, October 2018

(90-92 points) 15 barrels this year. Medium purple in colour. There is a lovely weight of fruit, in quite a different style from his Volnays, with a slightly darker fruit. It is generous on the plate, with dark raspberry...


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 Lafon Vignes Franches is an exquisite Pinot Noir from the renowned Burgundy region of France. This wine showcases the incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail of the esteemed producer, Dominique Lafon.

In the glass, this wine displays a deep, ruby red color that hints at its intensity and complexity. The nose is a pure delight, evoking aromas of black cherry, black currant, and delicate floral notes. These fragrances dance together harmoniously, creating an alluring bouquet that captures the essence of the Burgundy terroir.

On the palate, the 2017 Dominique Lafon Lafon Vignes Franches reveals its true character. It is rich and dense, yet surprisingly light on its feet. The wine effortlessly glides across the palate, showcasing its fine grip and silky texture. Layers of flavors unfold, with black cherry and black currant taking the spotlight, complemented by subtle mineral and spice undertones.

This Pinot Noir is a true testament to the exceptional quality of the Vignes Franches vineyard. It displays a remarkable balance between fruit intensity and elegance, showcasing the terroir-driven characteristics that make Burgundy wines so highly sought after.

The 2017 Dominique Lafon Lafon Vignes Franches has received high praise from esteemed wine critics. Wine Spectator awarded it an impressive score of 93 points, describing it as pure and showing lovely harmony. Jasper Morris of Inside Burgundy also praised the wine, awarding it a score of 92 points and noting its generous fruit and seamless tannins.

This wine is a true gem from Burgundy, and it is best enjoyed from 2022 through 2033. It pairs beautifully with a variety of dishes, including roasted duck, grilled salmon, or earthy mushroom risotto. So uncork a bottle of the 2017 Dominique Lafon Lafon Vignes Franches and savor the elegance and complexity of this exceptional Pinot Noir.