2015 Vire-Clesse, Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon (12 x Bottle)

France Burgundy Maconnais

(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.

2015 Vire-Clesse, Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon (12 x Bottle)

(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.

France Burgundy Maconnais
Producer Heritiers du Comte Lafon
Sub-Region Maconnais
Region Burgundy
Country France
Grape Variety Chardonnay
Vintage 2015
Colour White
Style Medium-Full, Dry

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(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.

91+ Points / Drinking 2017 - 2022

By Stephen Tanzer / October 2016

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2015 Vire Clesse has a tightly wound, quite reserved bouquet with faint nutty/fumé aromas developing with time. The palate is well balanced with a crisp line of acidity, gaining weight on the second half with a crisp, quite saline finish. This is a very decent Viré-Clessé that should drink well for up to five years.

88 Points / Drinking 2017 - 2023

By Neal Martin / August 2017