ready-improve2011 Volnay, Clos des Chênes, 1er Cru, Domaine Michel Lafarge

Product: 2011-0750-00-1039966
  • Wine Advocate
  • Ready, but will improve


With a gentle and gracious bouquet, this 2011 is showing the potential to join the list of great Lafarge Clos des Chênes. Discreet, but potentially spectacular, which it certainly is in the mouth, the wine is backed by a crisp freshness and is a benchmark for grace and persistence.
Jasper Morris MW
The Lafarge’s picked from 31st August to 6th September in 2011 and the fruit is fully ripe and balanced in every sense. Very healthy grapes were harvested that hardly required any sorting and gentle extraction has produced some beautifully fine wines which Michel Lafarge compares in quality to his 1952s. If this is the case, our suggested drinking dates would appear to be rather on the conservative side!

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{color} Red {color}                                                             
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[] Wine Advocate:: 91/100
Bottle Price 75 cl $1,425