Hitting The Bull's-Eye
2015 Lafon Meursault Clos de la Baronne

Posted by Ian McFadden

Lafon has been one of the benchmarks of Meursault for many decades.

Recently, it's been very exciting to watch the wines take a stylistic turn, slimming down to an almost laser-like expression and even greater refinement.

The 2015 Clos de la Baronne really dramatizes the effects of the change. It's a powerful vintage, but in Lafon's hands the Clos de la Baronne is tension-filled and simply thrilling.

We've enjoyed watching Lafon get a feel for this site over the past five vintages. Lafon has taken this site to a remarkable level of completeness, rigor and fineness. At this point, it's easy to detect a kinship between Clos de la Baronne and Lafon's famous Clos de Barre. They share a similar resonance, length and intricate detail.

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. The 2015 is a seriously impressive bottle.

Lafon is one of the few producers who hit the bull's-eye in 2015. The wines were able to harness the intensity of the vintage and render them with a precision and verve that's thrilling. The 2015 Clos de la Baronne possesses a gorgeous high-toned profile with a punchy minerality and beautiful overall harmony.

This is a bottle that shows Lafon at the height of his powers. Before closing, I should warn you that we have a very modest quantity available. Word seems to be out on Lafon's success in 2015, so at this pricing I don't expect the wine to be available for very long.

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Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits