Posts with the label "dominique lafon"


Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Masterclass

Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Masterclass

Tuesday 28th April 2020
by Justerini & Brooks

Dominique Lafon from Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon - Tuesday 28th April

This time Buying Director, Giles Burke-Gaffney spoke with Donimique Lafon from Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon over a range of memorable examples of White Burgundy.

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An evening at Glamis castle with Dominique Lafon

An evening at Glamis castle with Dominique Lafon

Monday 22nd May 2017
by Giles Burke-Gaffney

Every now and again there are moments that pause the whir of busy modern life, occasions to savour.  One I particularly relished recently was an unforgettable evening at Glamis castle with Dominique Lafon, who presented his sophisticated wines, most effortlessly, to a keen audience of thirty six well-heeled epicureans.

When I first learnt of the inspired idea, last year, and despite thoughts of all of the huge amount of work involved (above all for our quite brilliant Events Manager, Catriona Palmer) I knew it was something I did not want to miss. All concerns of logistics, timings, menus and jobs on the night dissipated into Forfar’s fresh air the minute the car turned into a long tree-lined drive, at the end of which Glamis castle sat proudly in all its splendour.  The evening promised to be a special one indeed.   

Burgundy 2009 - A taste of Cote de Beaune

Burgundy 2009 - A taste of Cote de Beaune

Wednesday 3rd November 2010
by Giles Burke-Gaffney

November has come around all too quickly, but so much the better! For the autumnal colours and bright skies are a joy here in Burgundy, and the temperatures are unusually balmy. 

The first three days of our trip has been spent in the Maconnais and Cote de Beaune.

My expectations were, tentatively, high. These 2009s that appeared so flattering and round in May, will they have lasted a summer in barrel unblemished? The answer is resoundingly yes. Initial reports seemed to indicate a great red vintage but I have found that there are some incredible whites too. Dominque Lafon thinks is the best vintage he has made for white wine, whilst not everyone can say that there plenty of beauties up and down the Cote nonetheless. Certainly those who have picked early, before grapes became too overripe, have made wonderfully balanced Chardonnays, admittedly less racy than in 2007 or 2008 but with absolutely tremendous balance: Silky, ripe, fresh and strong mineral identity, and, it must be said, huge length of flavour even at villages level.