Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Viré-Clessé 2016 French Burgundy White Wine 750 mL

$36.99

“Considered one of the finest winemakers in France, Dominique Lafon produces coveted white Burgundies from some of the greatest vineyards in the Cote de Beaune. Always hungry for new challenges, he purchased 14 hectares of vines in the Maconnais in 1999. He believes strongly in the potential of the region, but feels that too few vignerons have attempted to realize that potential. Thus, in the very same spirit he runs his renowned Meursault property, Dominique utilizes biodynamic viticulture, intense soil rejuvenation, tight yield control, and rigorous green harvesting to produce some of the most complex, vibrant and impressive wines the region has ever seen.” -The Importer

Wine Spectator 92 points – Intense lemon, apple, nut oil, mineral and spice flavors take on a textural edge in this white that’s creamy midpalate, finishing smooth and long. Drink now through 2024. 1,800 cases made. -BS.July/2018

Vinous 90 points – (from low-yielding east-facing 60-to-80-year-old vines planted on the mid-slope, with clay under a layer of limestone; done in one-third foudres and two-thirds demi-muids): Bright lemon-yellow. Sexy mineral-driven aromas of lemon, lime and mint. Delivers an old-vines concentration to its subtly sweet, deep flavors of citrus fruits and minerals. Sappy, tactile and dry, with the extract to buffer its brisk acidity. But this long wine has the spine for a graceful evolution in bottle..November/2017

– The Vire-Clesse is probably the king of the cellar in 2016, with a reserved but complex and typical nose of apricot, honeysuckle and fresh peach. It has a full-bodied, concentrated and slightly four-square palate impression, balanced by good acidity. This should develop nicely in the cellar for a few years..June/2018

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“Considered one of the finest winemakers in France, Dominique Lafon produces coveted white Burgundies from some of the greatest vineyards in the Cote de Beaune. Always hungry for new challenges, he purchased 14 hectares of vines in the Maconnais in 1999. He believes strongly in the potential of the region, but feels that too few vignerons have attempted to realize that potential. Thus, in the very same spirit he runs his renowned Meursault property, Dominique utilizes biodynamic viticulture, intense soil rejuvenation, tight yield control, and rigorous green harvesting to produce some of the most complex, vibrant and impressive wines the region has ever seen.” -The Importer

Wine Spectator 92 points – Intense lemon, apple, nut oil, mineral and spice flavors take on a textural edge in this white that’s creamy midpalate, finishing smooth and long. Drink now through 2024. 1,800 cases made. -BS.July/2018

Vinous 90 points – (from low-yielding east-facing 60-to-80-year-old vines planted on the mid-slope, with clay under a layer of limestone; done in one-third foudres and two-thirds demi-muids): Bright lemon-yellow. Sexy mineral-driven aromas of lemon, lime and mint. Delivers an old-vines concentration to its subtly sweet, deep flavors of citrus fruits and minerals. Sappy, tactile and dry, with the extract to buffer its brisk acidity. But this long wine has the spine for a graceful evolution in bottle..November/2017

– The Vire-Clesse is probably the king of the cellar in 2016, with a reserved but complex and typical nose of apricot, honeysuckle and fresh peach. It has a full-bodied, concentrated and slightly four-square palate impression, balanced by good acidity. This should develop nicely in the cellar for a few years..June/2018

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Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in