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2013 Michel Lafarge Beaune Greves

ITEM 7955258 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at auction

Bidder Amount Total
$85
Item Sold Amount Date
I7967492 1 $81 Oct 3, 2021
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RATINGS

92-94The Wine Advocate

...very expressive, quite floral bouquet...feminine and seductive...palate is very well balanced, extremely pure with sappy red berry fruit that exert a gentle grip in the mouth, while there is excellent weight on the effortless finish... Utterly divine.

88-91Vinous / IWC

Blackberry and blueberry on the nose...offering good sweetness and cut to its dark berry flavors. Finishes fresh and firmly tannic, with lovely lingering perfume.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Firm and dense on the nose. Very splendid and gorgeous. Spreads right across palate in a minerally way. Very subtle and with the acidity not too pronounced.

PRODUCER

Michel Lafarge

Michel Lafarge dates its history in the commune of Volnay, in Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune, to the 19th century. The domaine owns or leases 28.75 acres of premier cru and villages vineyards including premier cru parcels in Les Caillerets, Clos des Chenes, Clos du Chateau des Ducs (a monopole), and Les Mitans. The estate frequently produces 16 cuvees from their vineyards, and all are much admired. Clive Coates has written the Michel Lafarge and his son Frederic “produce some of the most delicious wines in the village, all the way from a splendid Bourgogne rouge to the yardstick Clos des Chenes.”

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Beaune, Les Greves

Les Greves is a 75-acre Premier Cru vineyard in the central part of the Beaune appellation, in Burgundy's Cote de Beaune. Though Beaune has no Grand Cru vineyards, it has 44 vineyards that are either partly or completely Premier Cru. Clive Coates has written that in the central section of the Beaune appellation is “where you will find the finest examples of premier cru in Beaune.”

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.