Mastery On Display:
2017 Lafon Meursault Clos de la Baronne

Posted by Ian McFadden

When it comes to Meursault, Lafon has few peers.

You'd have to look towards Coche and Roulot. 

photo of bottle of 2017 Lafon Meursault Clos de la Baronne

The level that Lafon is currently working is simply amazing. For me, these are some of the most exciting white Burgundies being made. 

Lafon's 2017s were an inflection point for the domaine. They flirt with perfection. 

It's well known that Lafon's village bottlings transcend the category by a wide margin, and the 2017 Clos de la Baronne dramatizes this. Clos de la Baronne is a 2.7-ha monopole that includes 40-year-old vines.

The 2017 Clos de la Baronne is stunning. It combines intensity with a precision and verve that's thrilling. The 2017 has a lovely silken texture that's expertly woven into a high-toned profile and a punchy minerality.

This is a bottle that shows Lafon at the height of his powers. The scale, the way it hits the senses from so many angles, and the sheer enjoyment that it offers is something truly noteworthy. I buy this without hesitation whenever I see it. 

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

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

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