Michel Lafarge Beaune ''Clos Les Aigrots'' Rouge 1er Cru 2017

  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Michel Lafarge
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Country: France
  • Region: Burgundy
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: D8059
$124.95
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SKU
D8059
Michel Lafarge Beaune ''Clos Les Aigrots'' Rouge 1er Cru 2017 is available to buy in increments of 1
The 2017 Beaune Clos des Aigrots 1er Cru, which was racked in August, contains 15% new oak, has a very pure bouquet with red cherries, crushed strawberry and rose petals, just a light touch of vanilla pod emerging with aeration. The palate is very mineral-driven thanks to the gravel-strewn soils that seem to govern the personality of this Beaune. A dash of black pepper enlivens the grippy finish. Very fine. (NM)

90-92 pts Vinous

The 2017 Beaune Clos des Aigrots 1er Cru, which was racked in August, contains 15% new oak, has a very pure bouquet with red cherries, crushed strawberry and rose petals, just a light touch of vanilla pod emerging with aeration. The palate is very mineral-driven thanks to the gravel-strewn soils that seem to govern the personality of this Beaune. A dash of black pepper enlivens the grippy finish. Very fine. (NM)

89-91 pts Wine Advocate

The 2017 Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Aigrots is very pretty, wafting from the glass with aromas of red berries, candied peel and dried flowers. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, satiny and succulent, with a juicy core of fruit, open-knit structure and a pure finish. The 2017 is a lovely success for the Domaine Michel Lafarge, one of the great estates of the Côte de Beaune. As usual, these are elegant and classically proportioned wines, cut from quite old-fashioned cloth. The suppleness and purity of fruit that characterize the vintage at its best are on evidence, and the domaine's lower appellations will drink well in their youth, but the emblematic wines will emphatically reward bottle age. Indeed, to my palate, it's only with time that these soulful Volnays reveal the true extent of their quality. Lafarge followers will find stylistic parallels with both 2007 and 2000. And thankfully, despite some spring frost, this is a comparatively generous crop for a domaine beset with below-average harvests for the better part of a decade. (WK)