Bourgogne Red, Beaune Les Epenottes 1er Cru 2011, Dominique Lafon

Product Number: 11-81511

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APPELLATION / REGION Côte de Beaune, Beaune Les Epenottes 1er Cru
Grape Pinot Noir
Color Red
Sweetness Dry
Body Full-Bodied
Tasting Note eRobert Parker 89/100 (2011) Neal Martin Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune, there remains some unresolved oak on the nose of Dominique Lafon’s 2011 Beaune Les Epenottes 1er Cru, the fruit slightly darker than Jean-Marc Boillot’s, but nicely defined with black cherries and cassis scents. The palate is sweet on the entry, quite chewy in the mouth and perhaps a little overdone. This feels quite assertive on the finish that is smooth and creamy in texture. This is a modern Burgundy, but it is undeniably stylish. Give this one or two years in bottle. Wine Spectator 91/100 (2011) Featuring expressive aromas and flavors, this red delivers black cherry, currant, rhubarb, graphite and loam notes. Linear in profile, with dense tannins guarding the finish for now. Best from 2015 through 2026 - BS BH 89/100 (2011) A very ripe nose is trimmed in just enough wood to notice while displaying spiced dark berry fruit, earth and a hint of plum scents. There is both good volume and phenolic maturity to the suave and very round medium-bodied flavors that possess good if not special depth on the dusty and ever-so-slightly warm finish. This will almost certainly develop more depth with time in bottle, which is a good thing as this is a bit one-dimensional at present.
Rating RP:89 WS:91
Award BH 89
Size 1x75cl



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