2018 Dominique Lafon Volnay Les Lurets

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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JM 94
JM 94

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, October 2019

(91-94 points) 30 year old vines from first class massale selection. Dominique tells me that there are very many small stones here despite it being theoretically a clay rich site. Glorious purple. Svelte luxury strawberry...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Volnay
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

This 2018 Dominique Lafon Volnay Les Lurets is an exquisite example of a Pinot Noir from the renowned Burgundy region in France. With its deep red color and elegant label, this wine immediately catches the eye and promises a sophisticated tasting experience.

The grapes for this wine come from 30-year-old vines that have been carefully selected for their exceptional quality. Dominique Lafon, the esteemed producer behind this wine, ensures that only the finest grapes are used in the production process. The vineyard, located in the Cote de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy, is known for its clay-rich soil and abundance of small stones, which add complexity and character to the wine.

Upon pouring, the wine reveals a glorious purple hue that entices the senses. The aromas that waft from the glass are a luxurious blend of strawberries and raspberries, exuding elegance and purity. With each sip, the wine envelops the palate, offering a sumptuous and mouth-filling experience.

What sets this wine apart is its remarkable balance between acidity and tannins. The acidity provides a lively energy that keeps the wine vibrant and engaging, while the tannins are gentle and well-integrated, adding structure without overpowering the fruit flavors. This harmonious combination creates a truly enjoyable drinking experience.

Renowned wine critic Jasper Morris awarded this wine an impressive score of 94 points, further affirming its exceptional quality. He describes the wine as having a svelte luxury, with flavors of strawberry and raspberry that are engagingly pure. Morris notes that the wine showcases good energy, with the acidity playing a prominent role.

To fully appreciate the nuanced flavors and complexity of this 2018 Dominique Lafon Volnay Les Lurets, it is recommended to pair it with dishes that highlight its elegance, such as roasted duck breast or grilled salmon. This wine is a true gem from Burgundy, representing the mastery of Dominique Lafon and the beauty of Pinot Noir.