2017 Domaine Jean et Gilles Lafouge Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru La Chapelle
Region: Burgundy - Cote de Beaune
Cépage: Pinot Noir (100%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 93+ (RP)
" The finest of Lafouge's reds this year is the 2017 Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru La Chapelle, a lovely rendition of this emblematic bottling that wafts from the glass with aromas of smoky cassis, plums, cocoa nib, rose petals and candied peel. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, supple and layered, with good concentration at the deep and layered core, velvety structuring tannins and ripe acids. Combining the elegance of Lafouge's Duresses with the structure of his Climat du Val, the La Chapelle is the more serious and complete wine in the cellar."
William Kelley (RP) - 07/19