89-91 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2018 Côte de Beaune Village has a very perfumed, floral bouquet, a mixture of blueberry and wild strawberry fruit, and quite high-toned compared to Lafarge’s other cuvées this vintage. The palate is endowed with surprising weight in the mouth and gentle grip, leading to a lightly spiced, quite peppery and persistent finish. Very fine. Drink: 2022-2036. (Jan 2020)"
90 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The Côte de Beaune-Villages bottling from the Lafarge family hails from a parcel of vines in the lieu â dit of En Gargouillot in Meursault that lie just below the Dessous section of Volnay 'Santenots' on the slope. The 2018 version is very pretty and quite red fruity this year, wafting from the glass in a blend of strawberries, cherries, raw cocoa, a lovely base of soil, woodsmoke and a dollop of fresh thyme in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and very elegant in profile, with a good core, beautiful transparency and just a touch of tannin perking up the long and complex finish. This is a classic middleweight that is destined to put on weight with bottle age and will be utterly charming when it is ready to drink. 2023-2040. (Nov/Dec 2019)"
90 points CellarTracker.com community score.
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