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Michel Lafarge Passetoutgrain L’Exception 2018


One of our favourite styles, sadly unfashionable. Soaring, as always, with red fruit and berry compote with a dusting of vanilla. So lively and fresh, more succulence than the 2017 and slightly more tannins. Acidity is incredible, present from the moment it hits the tongue, all the way to the finish. We love this wine. Serious, serious fun. Waters Wine Co

From vines planted in 1930 producing just 22Hl/Ha. This wine is a field blend of 50/50 mix of pinot and gamay on a gravelly site near Meursault. When the Domaine started making wine in 1934, the estate only bottled this cuvée and Volnay Clos des Chènes.

The 2018 Bourgogne Passetoutgrain “L’Exception” is an equal blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir that tends to ripen at the same time. The bouquet offers light red cherry and crushed strawberry scents, perhaps more Beaujolais than Côte d’Or at the moment. The medium-bodied palate features light red cherry and strawberry fruit. Playful, with a succulent finish. Lovely. 85-87 points, Neal Martin, Vinous

From a parcel that was planted 90 years before this vintage, the 2018 Bourgogne Passetoutgrain l’Exception displays an exuberant bouquet of sweet red berries, raw cocoa and soil tones, followed by a medium-bodied, delicately powdery palate with a succulent core of fruit and sneak persistence on the finish. 88 points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

This was made exclusively from pinot and gamay vines of 80+ years of age; it will be bottled only in magnum or jeroboam formats. A strikingly fresh and expressive nose offers up a variety of pepper and earth-inflected red berry aromas. There is a lovely sense of energy to the delicious flavors that display both better than average complexity and persistence for what this is plus it should reward a few years of cellaring. 87-89 points, Allen Meadow, Burghound

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