||Name:||Meursault-Charmes Premier Cru|
|Producer:||Domaine des Comtes Lafon|
|Region:||France / Burgundy / Cote de Beaune|
This one was tricky as your level of enjoyment depends on the extent of experience with this particular wine.
Right away its youth is apparent via the cold vanilla and oaky greeting. That liberal oak use becomes a bit apparent and desperate asking for longer ageing to integrate that barrel influence properly. However, if decanted and given time in the glass – the brioche and floral elements come out brilliantly.
If you had enough of this wine at proper maturity – you lose here, as this one is not ready. If you haven’t been lucky enough to drink Comtes Lafon regularly – you win, unencumbered by prejudice. My case is the latter, which is probably the reason I am inclined to overlook its work-in-progress stage at the moment. As is, oak is more evident than I’d like, but not in a dumb way and I think it’ll evolve into more elegant and nuanced overtones.