Overview of the Wine
The largest and most famous Pouilly-Fumé vineyards have been in the hands of the Comte Lafond and Ladoucette families since 1787 when the Comte Lafond purchased the estate from the illegitimate daughter of the French king, Louis XV.
The estate is now owned by Baron Patrick de Ladoucette, a descendant of the Comte Lafond, and Pouilly Fumé has earned a reputation as one of the world’s great white wines. After taking over Ladoucette in 1972, the Baron extended his activities to Sancerre, Chablis, Vouvray and Chinon.
Today, the Baron produces outstanding Loire Valley wines under the de Ladoucette, Marc Bredif, La Poussie, Regnard and Baron Patrick labels. Many of the wines, including the Pouilly Fumé de Ladoucette, Baron de L and Comte Lafond, are considered to be the finest examples of their type.
Grape / Blend
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
The robe is yellow with gold reflects. The nose is dominated by fruity nuances (citrus, apricots). Pleasant aromatic intensity, which showed a real solar nose corresponding to the beautiful 2019 vintage. On the palate, a round attack that is supple with a pleasant tangy touch. A fleshy structure is reinforced by complexity. The finish is long and harmonious, expressing itself on fruity notes once again.
95 Points - Ian Blackburn
Sancerre remains a top selling wine category and I’m proud to have a Champion. There are so many wonderful Sancerre renditions and a huge number of underachievers. Comte Lafond is at the pinnacle - the best holdings from a top estate established in the 1700’s. Noted quality in the concentration, intensity, weight and viscosity - like a beautiful perfume, you have a hard time pulling away … but wanting to get closer. The mouth is tender and sizzling at the same time with your saliva glands set on “sublime” - Color 14/15, Aromas 24/25, Body/Structure 24/25, Overall Impression 33/35 = 95 Points!
Product size: 750ml