2019 Saint-Véran, Héritiers du Comte Lafon

This always striked the fine balance between richness and finesse. Volumes in 2019 are severely reduced due to the spring frost, with one parcel of the two being entirely wiped out. But what remains has superb concentration, with smoky lime aromas and a firm, long, mineral finish.

Critic score
88/100
Pricing
Bottle
2 available
£25.48

WINE DETAILS

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

TASTING NOTES

A blend of several vineyards, the 2019 Saint-Véran has a straightforward, citrus-scented bouquet with cooking apple scents coming through. The palate is well balanced, rounded in texture and a little peachy, conveying the southerly exposure and ripeness of the growing season. Very drinkable already.

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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