"Outstanding depth and persistence"
2017 Lafon Meursault 1er Charmes

Posted by Ian McFadden

The 2017s offer a glimpse of Lafon at the height of his powers.

The vintage at Lafon is equal to his stunning 2014s.

When it comes to Meursault, Lafon has few peers. In recent vintages, the wines have simply been breathtakingly good. 

photo of bottle of Lafon Charmes

The 2017s have wines of dazzling force and verve. It's rare to find a cast of wines working on this breadth and scale that's this poised, detailed, and lifted.

The 1er Cru Charmes represents a high point of the collection. Along with Genevrières and Perrières, Charmes is one of Meursault's great sites. Lafon's Charmes is the benchmark. 

Lafon is lucky enough to have very well-situated vines in Charmes. They are just below villages greatest 1er Cru, Les Perrières. What makes Lafon's Charmes stand out among its peers is its grandeur and rigor. Charmes is a site that can get a little plump, but Lafon's is always sculpted and tension-filled. 

The 2017 Charmes is a thrilling example of this. Burghound's note highlighting the wine's "explosively powerful, bone dry and chiseled finale" gives you a very good sense of the wine. The 2017 is powerful, silken, and has a steely minerality. 

Over the past six months, I've had some absolutely dynamite bottles of Lafon. The 2017 Charmes shows the brilliance of Lafon in a really profound way. 

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

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

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Burghound: "An expressive nose freely offers up distinct notes of hazelnut, acacia blossom, soft wood and lovely spice nuances. The supple, round and seductively textured mid-palate contrasts substantially with the explosively powerful, bone dry and chiseled finale that delivers outstanding depth and persistence. This very crisp effort is terrific and possesses excellent aging potential."