A wine of breathtaking finesse and elegance - 2009 Comtes Lafon Volnay 1er Cru Santenots du Milieu

Posted by Ian McFadden

"This is a dazzling showing from Dominique Lafon." -Antonio Galloni
2009 Comtes Lafon Volnay 1er Cru
Santenots du Milieu
Lowest Price in the Nation

"This is a flat-out great wine."
-Antonio Galloni

Dominique Lafon is best known for his Montrachet, which is painfully rare and if you can find it, commands $1,000+ a bottle.

Thankfully, as Galloni's note above makes clear, Lafon's mastery extends to reds which offer really impressive value in the context of Lafon and great Burgundy.

If you've never tried Lafon Santenots before, now is the time. The wine in 09 and the price--15% below the lowest price--is just that impressive.

Lafon's Santenots is one of the great wines of Volnay. In the hierarchy, it slides in just behind the best bottles from d'Angerville and Lafarge. Lafon's Santenots has an incredible aging potential - a recently opened bottle of 78 was stunning.

Santenots is one of Volnay's top 1er Crus and Lafon is king of the site. He has a magic touch with it. Clive Coates says Santenots has a "lush sensuality" to it and we should also emphasize its muscle. It's a masculine rendition of Volnay.

Lafon's touch with Santenots is how he takes its power and rich texture and renders a wine that walks on tiptoe with transparency, detail and stunning pulverized rock minerality.

The 09 Santenots is a reference point for his skill with this site. Galloni speaks about the wine's "breathtaking finesse and elegance. Impossibly silky on the palate, the Santenots impresses for its vivid texture, nuance and precise voice."

As I mentioned above, Lafon's Santenots really shines with time in the cellar. It ages both on its finely calibrated balance and on its sheer density. The 2009 will have no difficulty aging for fifteen plus years.

To return to Galloni's "this is a flat-out great wine" quote, Lafon's masterly skill is front and center in the 09 Santenots. This is definitely worth a look.

To order, please email us at offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2009 Comtes Lafon Volnay 1er Cru
Santenots du Milieu

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Antonio Galloni: "Lafon’s 2009 Volnay Santenots boasts extraordinary polish and sheer class. Crushed flowers, licorice, red berries and minerals are all woven together in a fabric of notable refinement. The Santenots is quite rich, but also refined as it literally floats on the palate. This is a dazzling showing from Dominique Lafon."

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