At The Height of His Powers:
2014 Lafon Meursault Clos de la Baronne

Posted by Ian McFadden

Lafon continues to go from strength to strength. His 2014s are breathtaking.

Now in its third vintage, this is the strongest Clos de la Baronne that we've seen. There's a rigor, completeness and fineness that the bottle has achieved.

2014 is one of the greatest young white Burgundy vintages that I've tasted. There's a harmony to the wines that shocks me every time I drink them. You get a rare combination of verve and mineral clarity, along with a crazy amount of concentration and presence.

Even in this context, Lafon killed it in 2014. The Clos de la Baronne is the perfect vantage point.

Clos de la Baronne is a 2.7ha monopole which includes 40-year-old vines. It's well known that Lafon's village bottlings transcend the category by a wide margin. They have no trouble going head to head with many 1er Crus. As such, the village bottlings quickly disappear from the market.

Clos de la Baronne possesses a similar resonance, length and intricate detail as their famous Clos de la Barre bottling.

The 2014 Clos de la Baronne is laser sharp with a beautiful depth of complexity. There's incredible silky finesse with a blazing, etched minerality.

This is a bottle that shows Lafon at the height of his powers. For White Burgundy fans, this is a don't miss.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2014 Lafon Meursault Clos de la Baronne