'Good bright red. Very pure aromas of cherry and spices, with complicating notes of licorice and mint. Sophisticated, dry and savory, offering lovely intensity for its humble appellation. Finishes with a persistent tangy spice character. Frédéric Lafarge told me that when his grandfather started making wine in 1934, the estate only bottled this cuvée and Volnay Clos des Chènes. (By the way, Frédéric also showed me a special barrel of this juice that had been destemmed by hand and pressed in a vertical press. This sample boasted incredibly round, sweet flavors of crushed cherry, rose petal and violet; lovely saline complexity; amazingly suave tannins; and excellent length, and the Lafarges plan to bottle this wine in magnums. I scored it 88-90, which is off the charts for Passetoutgrain.)'
86-88 Points - Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
|Brand||Domaine Michel Lafarge|