Thursday, July 27, 2017

Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon Vire Clesse

2015 Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon Vire Clesse...$35.99
This is creamy and vibrant, evoking lime blossom, white peach and honeysuckle flavors. Intense, with fine balance and a tangy aftertaste. Drink now through 2023. 1,800 cases made.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator
(these vines range in age from 4 to 80 years old: Lafon has seven hectares and selects the best three or four for this cuvée, with the idea of making a fresh, dry wine; aged mostly in demi-muids): Bright yellow. Elegant nose combines aromas of vineyard peach, flowers, minerals and curry (the latter a "marker" of the vintage in the Mâconnais, according to Caroline Gon), lifted by spicy oak notes of clove and nutmeg. Very rich and concentrated, with yellow peach and mineral flavors and a very firm, long finish. The crop level in 2015 was about 30 hectoliters per hectare, which Gon told me is a lot better than the 10 to 15 they got when the team started working these vineyards in 2009.
Rated 91+/100 Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media

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