Jules Lafon was born in March 1864 in south-west France. Thirty years later he married a girl whose family owned vineyards and made wine in Meursault. Jules was made a count by the Roman catholic church and went on to create the paulée in Meursault: a party to celebrate the end of harvest. Jules acquired a number of new vineyards to add to the estate's production. The domaine has been run by Dominique Lafon since 1984.
"Rich and very powerful fruit framed by obvious pain grillé aromas explodes from the glass with rich, almost unctuous flavors offering ripe and very fresh peach notes plus a nice touch of finishing complexity and great persistence. Curiously, this is sweet and delicious with a bit more density but ultimately, the flavors are less precise and not quite as classy." Burghound - N.B. Lafon is one of the very many domaines that has suffered from premature oxidation in its wines. Speaking to those who drink Lafon on a regular basis, I understand that 2001 is one of the less affected vintages. However, there is always a chance of disappointment. Caveat emptor! I see positive notes on this wine up to December 2017 on Cellar Tracker.
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