2014LafonMacon2014 Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon, Macon-Villages, White Burgundy, France.
The latest from Dominique Lafon’s Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon is a quite extraordinary Macon-Villages, an entry level offering that will certainly please almost any white Burgundy lover, it is precise, vibrant and surprisingly deep and complex. I tasted it over two days and found the immediate pleasure and youth charming with upfront acidity, mineral and subtlety, while over the next hours and day it grew in dimension and developed a rich leesy mouthfeel, gained texture and showed a polish and poise you’d expect from a much grander appellation, in fact it will be a real sleeper in a blind tasting, as long as it gets a bit of decanting. The nose is shy still with hints of white flowers, hay, wet stones, mixed citrus and clove leading the way to a vibrant and racy palate of lime, lemon, green apple and tart pear fruit along with light hazelnut, brioche, saline, chalk rock, chilled melon and lemongrass. fresh from the bottle everything is vigorous, bright and zesty, with air everything opens up and crunchy mineral, hints of smoke and fine lees add to the complexity as well as peach flesh and faint tropical notes. This wine really over achieves and is a Chardonnay of life and class, and for the price, a must have bargain in quality Burgundy, very impressive again from Lafon, drink from 2015 to 2020.
($22 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive

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