Tasted blind at the annual “Burgfest” tasting in Bouilland. The 2013 Meursault 1er Cru Genevrieres from Comtes-Lafon is the first time that it has been bottled under DIAM. It has a more topical-tinged bouquet than Henri Boillot's Meursault Genevieres, with scents of butterscotch and acacia complementing the citrus fruit. The palate is well balanced with vibrant acidity. Lighter in style than other Genevrieres, it does not quite deliver the complexity that the nose promises and I would be inclined to drink this in its youth rather than grace it with bottle age. This showing did not tally with the barrel sample that I tasted and I wonder whether the alternative closure might have had something to do with that, since this was not the only 2013 from Dominique Lafon to show below the quality I was expecting. Tasted May 2016.
(Interim End of November, The Wine Advocate 1st Dec 2016)