Meursault Benchmark:
2018 Comtes Lafon Meursault Clos de la Barre

Posted by Ian McFadden

Lafon has been on a tear in recent vintages and the 2018s really drive this point home.

When it comes to riper vintages, Lafon's wines are often amazing. Even with high expectations, the 2018s are seriously impressive. 

photo of Lafon vineyard

If you're looking for evidence why Lafon, along with Roulot and Coche-Dury, is considered the gold standard for Meursault, the 2018s make a compelling case. They have incredible drive and precision along with plenty of punch. 

Clos de la Barre is one of Lafon's iconic wines. This monopole of Lafon's is one of the great examples of villages level Meursault. Sourced from mostly old vines, including ones planted in 1950, with shallow clay soils over hard limestone subsoils, the wine is a mineral tour de force with plenty of class.  

The 2018 has a thundering complexity with a beautiful drive. Burghound is spot on when he highlights the "chiseled, linear and bone-dry finale". It combines intensity with a sleek verve. 

I'm going to wrap this up. Clos de la Barre has a huge following among Burgundy fanatics. I feel fortunate to have another opportunity to offer the wine. 

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