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.
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"The nose offers an interesting contrast in that it is understated yet evidences intensely spicy fruit framed by toasted oak notes that lead to big, mineral laden flavors and a finish that emphasizes both green apples and a flinty quality that is somewhat reminiscent of a grand cru Chablis. There is really lovely purity here with beautifully elegant buffering acidity on the dazzlingly long finish. In sum, this is a great 2001." 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!
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