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1998 Comtes Lafon Meursault Charmes

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Latest Sale Price

June 9, 2013 - $135



91-93Stephen Tanzer

...Fairly large-scaled, rich and sweet but also rather elegantly styled; here the flavors are more interesting and deeper than those of Lafon's other premier crus in '98. This shows impressive texture and very good grip.

88-92The Wine Advocate

...possessing superb refinement and focus, this is a mineral, pear, and apple-flavored wine. Its character is harmoniously sustained from the attack through the mid-palate. Moreover, the finish is long, focused, and flavorful..


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Meursault, Les Charmes

Les Charmes, at 78 acres, is Meursault’s largest Premier Cru vineyard. Like its neighboring Premier Crus, Les Genevrieres and Les Perrieres, is is south of the commune of Meursault and very close to Puligny-Montrachet. Since Meursault lacks a Grand Cru, Meursault’s reputation for excellence is based on the Premier Crus, particularly the whites. Les Charmes abuts Puligny-Montrachet. Burgundy writer Clive Coates writes that “there is an attractive, soft flowery character to a Charmes: peach blossom, delicately nutty, gently honeyed.”


White Wine, Chardonnay, 1er (Premier) Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.