Bull's Eye:
2014 Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Porusots

Posted by Ian McFadden

This is the sort of offer that I could only sneak in on a summer Friday.

The quantities are just too limited. Just to drive the rarity factor home, there's only one other listing in the U.S.

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. His 2014s are breathtaking.

The 1er Cru Porusots is an east-facing vineyard with deep clay soils. The site produces deeply structured, muscular wines. In 2014, Porusots has it all. There's beautiful verve and structure, along with a profound textural complexity.

Over the past decade, we've watched Lafon's style pare down from overt opulence to a much more refined and elegant expression. The lovely balance between Lafon's new nervy style and Porusots' natural intensity and power makes for a thrilling wine. The 2014 hits the bull's eye in reaching a harmony between these two elements.

Before wrapping this up, I should warn you that we're expecting a quick sell out. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

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

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2014 Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Porusots

Burghound: "This is ripe enough where the white peach aromas flirt with being ever-so-slightly exotic in character but otherwise the nose is fresh and cool with background notes of hazelnut, pear and spice elements. There is excellent richness and volume plus very solid power to the mouth coating big-bodied flavors that also possess plenty of dry extract on the wonderfully complex and muscular finish. This is good stuff but note that a certain amount of patience will be necessary before this is fully ready."