Domaine Lafage Cote Est 2014
Although only in his thirties, Jean-Marc Lafage already has almost 15 years of world-class winemaking to his credit. The Lafage Estate covers 200 hectares near Perpignan, with spectacular views of the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees separating France and Spain. (Robert Parker rated this wine 90 points!) The wine is an unoaked blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Marsanne. Super crisp and tank-fermented on its lees, this racy white is bursting with a stunning perfume of dried apricots, honey, citrus and flowers. The lovely nose is followed by a crisp, elegant, slightly more textured, medium-bodied palate with wonderful purity, freshness and length, and is long and flavorful on the finish.