HDH Wine

2018 Beaune, Grèves, Michel Lafarge

Côte de Beaune, 1er cru

$135.00 per Bottle


6 Bottles




"The Lafarge family's 97-year-old vines managed to produce a yield of 35 hectoliters per hectare this year, and they have produced a very serious wine for the long haul in the form of the 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Les Grèves. Unwinding to reveal notions of sweet red berries, orange rind and wilted rose petal, it's medium to full-bodied, fine-boned and mineral, with superb depth and a long, penetrating finish. This elegant, ethereal Beaune is built for the cellar." William Kelley, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 01/09/2020)

Rating: 92-94

"The 2018 Beaune Grèves 1er Cru comes from 97-year-old vines, the oldest of the domaine. It has a wonderful, transparent, disarmingly pure bouquet of perfumed crushed strawberry and cranberry aromas laced with rose petals. The palate is silky smooth on the entry, with touches of kirsch infusing the red fruit, and later blood orange and quince, leading to quite a precocious finish. This will be very seductive once bottled." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/01/2020)

Rating: 92-94
Drink from: 2022-2042

"Here the attractively layered nose is comprised by deeply pitched aromas of poached plum, red cherry, spice and a lovely array of floral nuances that are laced with warm earth hints. The earth character is picked up by the dense, powerful and tautly muscular medium-bodied flavors that brim with old vine dry extract on the youthfully austere and ever-so-mildly austere finish that is shaped by markedly firm tannins. Excellent." Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Issue 78
(AM, 04/10/2020)

Rating: 91-94

"Lovely combination of fruit ripeness and freshness. Deep fruited, sweet smelling but not OTT. Inviting cherry fruit. Effortless concentration with extreme finesse in the compact but super-fine tannins. Both ethereal and deep. Perfect harmony of fruit and structure and great length. More savoury on the palate with just a hint of spice on the finish." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 12/30/2019)

Rating: 17.5

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