2018 Dominique Lafon Volnay

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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JM 93
JM 93

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, October 2019

(91-93 points) Glowing bright purple. This has a superb nose with vivid lively raspberry fruit, fresh, after which I am expecting good acidity and getting it. Classic balance here, really intense fruit without a sensation...


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

The 2018 Dominique Lafon Volnay is a captivating red wine that exemplifies the essence of Burgundy. Crafted from the revered Pinot Noir varietal, this wine showcases the expertise and finesse of Dominique Lafon, a renowned producer in the region.

In the glass, this Volnay displays a radiant and luminous bright purple hue, hinting at the vibrancy and liveliness that awaits. The nose is nothing short of superb, offering a delightful bouquet of vivid raspberry fruit that dances on the senses. The freshness of the aromas is immediately noticeable, inviting anticipation of the well-balanced structure and acidity that await on the palate.

Upon the first sip, the wine lives up to its promise. The intense fruit flavors are incredibly concentrated, without a hint of over-extraction. This is a testament to the skillful winemaking techniques employed by Dominique Lafon. The palate is greeted with an explosion of raspberry notes that linger long after each sip, leaving a lasting impression.

With an alcohol percentage of 13.0%, this Volnay possesses a moderate level of alcohol that perfectly complements its elegant and refined character. The wine is beautifully textured, with velvety tannins that add depth and complexity.

This 2018 Dominique Lafon Volnay is a true gem from the Cote de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy. It epitomizes the classic balance that Burgundian wines are revered for, showcasing the purity of fruit and the expression of terroir. As the wine ages, it is sure to develop even greater complexity and nuance.

This wine has been highly regarded by critics, with Jasper Morris awarding it a score of 93 points. His tasting note highlights the intense fruit, excellent acidity, and the presence of old vines, further solidifying its status as a remarkable representation of Volnay.

For those seeking a red wine that epitomizes the elegance and finesse of Burgundy, the 2018 Dominique Lafon Volnay is an exceptional choice. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for further maturation, this wine is sure to delight and captivate the senses.