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1997 Comtes Lafon Meursault Clos de la Barre

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Latest Sale Price

April 12, 2015 - $160

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RATINGS

90-92The Wine Advocate

... reveals sweet aromas of candied pears, apples, and honeysuckle... medium-to-full-bodied... crammed with peaches, minerals, and clay. It is velvety-textured, thick, exquisitely dense, and possesses an admirably long finish...

90-91Stephen Tanzer

Vanilla, lemon and hazelnut aromas. Dense and ripe, but juicy and fresh. Still rather tightly wrapped despite its underlying richness. Finishes with sneaky persistence.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Meursault, Clos de la Barre

Clos de la Barre is a 5-acre, villages designated vineyard in the appellation of Meursault, in Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune. It is the monopole of Domaine des Comtes and is entirely enclosed with the walls of the domaine. The vineyard faces east and is on a slight slope, with soil of shallow clay on a subsoil of limestone. “The quality of Close de Barr is outstanding,” according to Robert M. Parker Jr.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

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.