"Terrific concentration and cut"
2019 Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes

Posted by Ian McFadden

The 2019s at Lafon are equal to his stunning 2017s and 2014s. This is simply a profoundly great vintage for this historic domaine.

As is often the case, 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.

photo of bottle of Lafon Meursault 1er Charmes

Lafon is lucky enough to have very well-situated vines in Charmes. They are just below the 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.

When it comes to riper vintages, Lafon's Charmes often amazes. This is certainly the case with the 2019. It's finely etched and has explosive aromatics with an almost painful intensity. All of this is delivered with an incredible amount of class. 

When it comes to Meursault, Lafon has few peers. You'd have to look towards Coche and Roulot. In recent vintages, it's become clear that Lafon is at the top of his game. The 2019 Charmes is a monument to Lafon's work. 

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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2019 Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes

750 ml

$529.95
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William Kelley, The Wine Advocate: "The 2019 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes is very promising indeed, wafting from the glass with notes of citrus zest, buttered orchard fruit, toasted almonds, honeycomb and mandarin. Medium to full-bodied, deep and tightly wound, with terrific concentration and cut, it's elegantly muscular, with chalky structuring dry extract and a long, precise finish."