2019 Viré-Clessé, Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Many parcels are blended into this brilliant wine, all from the Viré side of the appellation. The old vines thrive in the village’s clay-rich top soil over limestone subsoil. It is impressively round and powerful and shows the domaine’s attention to detail paying dividends in its fine and complex structure. It is subtle and very finely done. A highlight in 2019.

Critic score
88/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£25.48
Case, 12 Bottles
In stock
£305.76

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Viré-Clessé, Mâconnais, Burgundy, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2026
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2019 Viré-Clessé, Héritiers du Comte Lafon

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 Vire-Clessé has a very appealing bouquet of white peach and lime aromas, an underlying earthiness lending another dimension to the aromatics. The palate is well balanced with generous, slightly Muscat-tinged fruit, maybe missing a little definition on the finish yet still full of freshness. Fine.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2020)
88/100
Domaine des Comtes Lafon

As prices for land in Burgundy’s Côte d’Or become unaffordable, many of the region's greatest names have looked south, to Mâcon or Beaujolais, to expand their holdings. At the forefront of this movement was Dominique Lafon, who bought his estate in the Mâcon in 1999, naming it Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon. Dominique makes wines here with all the care and attention that has made his Meursaults some of the world’s most highly prized wines. They’re a taste of Lafon, at very reasonable prices.

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