Master of Meursault: 2012 Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Porusots

Posted by Ian McFadden

Master of Meursault
2012 Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Porusots

"This is going to be a very major wine in the firmament of Meursault!" -John Gilman

John Gilman's prediction has been proven true. Since its first vintage, Lafon's Porusots has firmly planted itself among the names to know for Meursault.

Porusots' power and masculine profile assumes a formidable place in Lafon's line-up. And when it comes to Meursault, Lafon has few peers. You'd have to look towards Coche and Roulot.

The 1er Cru Porusots is an east-facing vineyard with deep clay soils. The site produces lavish, layered and deeply structured wines. In 2012, Porusots is especially dense and intense. This is a vintage where the soul of the vineyard really flourishes.

What I really love about the 2012 is that the breadth and depth of the site are obvious, but not at the expense of a zippy backbone.

Over the past seven or eight years, we've watched Lafon's style trim down from being bigger and richer wines to a more laser-cut expression. The tension between Lafon's new nervy style and Porusots' inherent power and substance makes for a thrilling bottle.

This is really a standout bottle. Of course, there's bad news: Lafon's yields were tiny. All that intensity comes at a cost. Quantities are limited. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

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