Héritiers du Comte Lafon, Mâcon Clos de la Crochette 1500ml 2016France, Burgundy
Top Burgundian whites are the apotheosis of the Chardonnay grape. For those who love white Burgundy, but dread the price, the Mâconnais offers the best value wines in Burgundy. It’s important to remember that 2016 is not a question of quality, but quantity and so this is your chance to get your hands on some of the magic of Mâcon by Dominique Lafon!
In their list of ‘11 Affordable Burgundies that punch above their weight’, Wine Spectator writes that ‘many standouts in this group are from the Mâconnais, led by Dominique Lafon and his Héritiers du Comte Lafon’. Founded in 1999 by Dominique Lafon, Héritiers du Comte Lafon is his trailblazing, biodynamic Mâconnais domaine.
Whilst yields were down in many parts of the region, producers marvelled at the quality of fruit that made it to the cellars. We’re delighted to offer you some of the spellbinding single site parcels in Southern Burgundy of Les Héritiers du Comtes Lafon from this very small 2016 vintage.
'A tight, stony style, offering apple, lemon and anise flavors. Fleshes out with air, trading lemon for lemon pie and peach notes, with a mineral undertone. Drink now through 2021.' – Wine Spectator, 90/100
'Broad and rich on both nose and palate but with excellent framework and acidity. Tastes as though it is just approaching peak now. Lip smacking. Complete.' – Jancis Robinson, 16.5/20
About Héritiers du Comte Lafon:
Considered one of the finest winemakers in France, Meursault-God Dominique Lafon bought property in the Mâcon in 1999. He believed strongly in the region, but felt that too few vignerons had attempted to realise its full potential. Thus, in the very same spirit that he runs his renowned Meursault domaine, Dominique utilises biodynamic viticulture, intense soil rejuvenation, tight yield control and rigorous green harvesting in the Mâcon. Ageing occurs in a mixture of steel tanks, wooden foudres, and demi-muid oak casks, and he produces some of the most complex, vibrant and impressive wines the region has ever seen!
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