The Domaine Lafouge 2018 Casse Têtes is also beautiful this year. The bouquet is vibrant and loaded with citrus zest, to go along with notes of apple, pear, hazelnuts, a superb base of chalky soil tones, vanillin oak and a topnote of lime blossoms. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, and really deep at the core, with excellent cut and grip, impressive nascent complexity and a very long, very classy finish. While the Meix Chavaux will charm from the outset, I would opt to give the 2018 Casse Têtes at least a few years in the cellar and let the secondary layering of complexity come to the fore. Great juice.
A super-fresh, cool, restrained and admirably pure nose grudgingly reveals its aromas of citrus, acacia, green apple and an interesting hint of quinine. The sleek, intense and highly energetic medium weight flavors brim with minerality on the stony, saline-inflected and notably dry but not really austere finale. This is an excellent example of the vineyard, indeed it's textbook. *Outstanding. Top value*
Offering up aromas of peach, pear and fresh hazelnuts, the 2018 Meursault Les Casses-Têtes is medium to full-bodied, rich and fleshy, with a generous core of sweet, sun-kissed fruit and an expansive finish. This is a bit richer and riper than the Lafouge's best renditions of this site, and it lacks a little cut this year. I've sung the praises of this 10-hectare domaine in the past, and I continue to admire its wines. As I've written before, old vines, cultivated soils and classical winemaking are the rudiments of Gilles Lafouge's recipe for success. The 2018 vintage at this address, however, isn't an entirely unqualified success: while all the wines are flavorful and correct, several of this year's whites were a little fat for my palate. The domaine's reds have turned out nicely in a generous, fruit-driven register, but on the white side of the ledger, the wines don't match what Lafouge achieved in 2017. (WK)
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