TN: '08 CdC + '17 Comtes Lafon Bouchères

Little lunch date with the wife. She said this was top 3 Champers for her so that’s a win for me.

  • 2008 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut - France, Champagne (9/13/2022)
    Audouze for 2 hours. Immediately expressive with sourdough, lemon curd. Palate is singing with bright citrus, white flowers, brioche and sourdough. Such depth of flavor with a backbone of acidity. The finish goes on and on and on. Top 5 Champers for sure. My earlier note said 95 pt potential, but that was proven conservative. (97 points)
  • 2017 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Bouchères - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru (9/13/2022)
    PnP. DIAM 30. Nose is bright and fresh with stoney minerality. Touch of warmness from the oak on the backend. Palate has lemon and some white fruits. Strong backbone of acid creates a really zippy, juicy finish. (94 points)

Thanks for the notes and happy for your experience. The 08` CdC is just fabulous.