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Domaine Comtes Lafon Héritiers

Burgundy wine Domaine Comtes Lafon Héritiers Viré Clessé
Héritiers Comtes Lafon
Viré Clessé
Viré Clessé
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  • Stephen Tanzer : 91+ points
25.00 €
White wine
0,75 L
Area : Bourgogne
Name : Viré Clessé
Type : White wine
Grape variety : Chardonnay
Structure : Ample, Finesse, Fleshy, Freshness, Mineral, Satiny
Families of flavor : Citrus fruits, Dried fruits, Exotic fruits, Flowers, Stones, Wood
Conservation : A boire jusqu'en 2020 et plus
Temperature of service : 10-12°
Mets/Wines agreements : Feuilleté de turbot, Langoustines rôties, Terrine aux deux saumons
Capacity : Bottle (0,75 L)
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Description :

A similar if slightly more floral nose introduces chiseled but fleshy flavors that enjoy good mid-palate fat and volume yet the clean, delicious and racy finish is stony and notably dry. Very good quality.

Domaine Comtes Lafon Héritiers

Domaine des Comtes Lafon  

Robert Parker’s Review :

"Like his neighbor Jean-Marc Roulot, Benoit Ente in Puligny, and a few others, Dominique Lafon obtained authorization to begin picking several days ahead of the official ban de vendange. He set his crew to work over the weekend, and was finished already on the 20th of September.

The Perrieres, picked first, reached 13.8% alcohol, but all of the other wines weighed in at lower levels. Lafon insisted – and his wines testified – that the Chardonnay grapes were botrytis free, and he characterized the lees as excellent in quality and practiced “less settling than I did in the past.” That restraint – along with bright acids and pronounced minerality – makes for a richness that often expresses itself other than in creaminess.

As these wines evolved, Lafon became increasingly enthusiastic about them, and I found them much more expressive on the eve of bottling than they had been in late 2007. Incidentally, the sickly vines in Lafon’s Desiree vineyard that have given so much bottled pleasure over the years gave their last in the beautifully refined, bittersweet, and for the vintage unusually delicate and creamy 2005. “It tastes as though the vines knew they were going to be pulled out,” was Lafon’s valediction.

Notes de dégustation

Stephen Tanzer : 91+ points
" 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."

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