Vire-Clesse 2009, Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon, Burgundy, France
Dominique Lafon’s Mâcon project has been performing to a very high standard during the last several vintages. The wines show all the qualities you would expect from a master winemaker, yet there is no sense at all that he is trying to Côte d’Or wines here. Each cuvée stands out with its own personal characteristics, be it the grace of Clos de la Crochette, the weight of Viré-Clessé or the mineral tension of Clos du Four. Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 's Viré-Clessé is made from the old vines surrounding the Château de Viré. It has a fine pale colour and a rich, almost exotic bouquet.