2015 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru "Goutte d'Or" 12-Pack (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1431643 90-93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A difficult nose consists solely of leesy reduction today. Otherwise the opulent, suave and exceptionally rich, ripe and very generously proportioned medium weight plus flavors also brim with sappy dry extract, all wrapped in a powerful and muscular finish that, interestingly given the impressive size and weight, avoids any sense of heaviness, in fact it's positively zesty. That said, this will also be approachable young if that's your preference.  (6/2017)

92 points Decanter

 Whereas the soils of Bouchères are rich in limestone, Gouttes d'Or boasts an abundance of clay, revealing notes of pear, white peach, hazelnut and honeycomb. On the palate the wine is ample, deep and glossy-textured, but with a nice sappy energy too. The vines here were replanted in 1989, and they are beginning to really come into their own now. Drinking Window 2020 - 2040.(WK)  (10/2017)

91-92 points Vinous

 (on its finings): More apple than peach on the nose, lifted by a citrus note and a hint of ginger. Silky and densely packed; more powerful than the preceding examples but displaying noteworthy energy for the vintage. Finishes firm, spicy and long, with an element of orange oil and an almost tannic phenolic quality. These vines were planted in 1991 (ST)  (9/2017)

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Varietal:

Chardonnay

- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
Specific Appellation:

Meursault

- The town of Meursault is a prosperous village, with a Gothic town hall and narrow winding streets. It produces a small amount of red wine, but is justly famous for its whites. Although it has no Grand Cru vineyards, its Premiers Crus are justly famous, particularly Charmes, Poruzots, Perrières and Genevrières. A good Meursault has concentration, grip and backbone, in addition to its soft and rich fruit.