Domaine Heritiers du Comte Lafon Vire Clesse 2016
Wine Spectator 92 - This is creamy and vibrant, evoking lime blossom, white peach and honeysuckle flavors. Intense, with fine balance and a tangy aftertaste. Drink now through 2023.
Vinous 91+ - 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.
A fresh pale colour, this is beautifully concentrated on the nose but not at all fleshy, and then a wealth of fruit kicks in on the palate. All is neatly harnessed, the vintage and the appellation marrying well. A wine full of energy.