Domaine des Comtes Lafon Volnay Santenots du Milieu 2014
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune|
|Brand||Domaine des Comtes Lafon|
Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, the 2014 Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots-du-Milieu from Comtes Lafon is blessed with a sensual bouquet with plenty of dark cherry and blueberry fruit, maybe a slight malic scent just underneath. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, a fine line of acidity, fresh and tensile with impressive mineralité coming through toward the finish. This is a stylish, well-crafted Santenots that should age well in bottle and may eventually merit a higher score. Tasted September 2017.
A tightly wound, athletic version, boasting leafy underbrush, spice and cherry flavors, with fruit that seems to have shut down for now, not surprisingly for the vintage. Be patient. Best from 2021 through 2035. 11 cases imported.