2002 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Charmes, Meursault Premier Cru, France
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DescriptionDomaine des Comtes Lafon Charmes, Meursault Premier Cru, France 2002
WINE ADVOCATELafon’s 2002 Meursault Charmes is exceptional. Its awesome aromatics display spiced oak, peach, apricot, and yellow plum scents. Medium to full-bodied, decadent, and expansive, this intense, decadent wine bursts on the palate with silky, powerful waves of spices and yellow fruits. Even though it has massive richness and a broad-shouldered, muscular character, this beauty also displays graceful elegance. Projected maturity: now-2013.
BOUGHOUNDThis has matured magnificently yet the nose remains wonderfully fresh, bright and pure with dazzling complexity and this remarkable depth extends to the beautifully well-detailed medium weight flavors that retain superb intensity on the gorgeously persistent finish. For my taste, this classy and impeccably well-balanced effort has just arrived on the front end of what should be a long window of drinkability. A stunner of a Charmes.
VINOUS(tasted from barrel; includes the estate's younger Charmes vines for the first time) Pungent, thoroughly ripe aromas of soft citrus fruits and spices. Fat, sweet and large-scaled; this has real dimension. Highly complex and very rich flavors of orange, minerals, hazelnut and spices. Wonderfully aromatic and showy in the mouth, but also built to age. Finishes very fat and very long. This may be bottled without a fining. Thibodaux says the addition of the younger vines has brought freshness and cut, leavening the "corpulence and massiveness" of the juice from the older vines.