Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 2000 Front Label
Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 2000 Front Label

Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 2000

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RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2000 Meursault, produced from the estate's youngest vines, has a mouth-watering nose of super-ripe pears and apples. This lush, thick, velvety-textured wine is medium to full-bodied and sexy. Loads of pear pulp and spices can be found in its opulent, fruit-forward personality. Drink it over the next 6-7 years. Range: 88-90
BH 90
Burghound.com
Clean, pure Meursault fruit aromas with a trace of wood and rich, full fruit flavors that are superbly precise leading to a finish that displays a burst of intensity. This builds nicely from the mid-palate to a nicely textured back end. Definitely a notch up from the '99 as it seems more harmonious at the same point. Range: 87-90
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Meursault Wine

Cotes de Beaune, Burgundy

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Known to offer a magical balance of smoothness and freshness, Meursault's quality is hard to rival. The village lies in the middle of Côte de Beaune, just south of Volnay. Meursault is said to mean “mouse’s jump” because in the past the plots producing Pinot Noir and those producing Chardonnay were no more than a mouse’s jump from one another. Today the village is almost exclusively Chardonnay. A tiny bit of Pinot Noir is produced here with the best coming from Les Santenots on its northern side near Volnay.

While there are no Grands Crus, Meursault’s numerous acclaimed Premiers Crus can compete with any other top-notch white Burgundy. Some to know are Les Perrières, Les Genevrières, Les Charmes, Le Poruzot, Les Bouchères and Les Gouttes d’Or.

Meursault produces outstanding village level wines as well. In general great Premiers Crus and even village level Meursault (Chardonnay) have enticing aromas of lime peel, tropical fruit, crushed rocks, spice and hazelnut. On the palate there is a wonderful balance of brightness and a seductive length with flavors of white peach, pineapple and citrus.

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One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.

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