The Lavières is also in a red fruited vein (fraise du bois, wild strawberry), with a bit more depth than the Clos du Roi, with a deeper sense of body, fine texture, spice, and a bit more savory than the Clos du Roi. It is a blend of young vines and old vines (20 & 80 years), and you can get that in both the depth of terroir impression, as well as the intensity/vibrancy/expansiveness of fruit. This is plain delicious. I think that Allen, Jasper, and I are all in agreement here…..
“Domaine. 20% whole bunch. One third new wood, the rest one year old. A pretty bouquet with enough fruit to hide the oak. This is extremely good in a bright strawberry fruit style, the wood helps add some tension to the finish. Not a heavyweight of course, but this has been very well judged. Drink from 2025-2029. Tasted: November 2022.” 89-91 Jasper Morris “Four Star” wine
“Pretty and airy aromas are compared mostly by red currant, rose petal and discreet anise and newly turned earth nuances. There is noticeably better volume and mid-palate density to the utterly delicious medium weight flavors that terminate in a lightly stony, firmly austere and much more structured finale. (88-91)/2029+” Allen Meadows