Type: White Wine Volume: 1500ml
Winery: Heritiers Comte Lafon
Country: France Region: Burgundy
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
(WS=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. 1,800 cases made.
(AM=90) The reduction displayed by some of the prior wines is also present here and in this case it's prominent enough to warrant a thorough aeration. On the plus side there is very good precision and underlying tension to the delicious and energetic middle weight flavors that are shaped by citrus-tinged acidity on the very dry and moderately firm finale. While this should certainly reward a few years of bottle age it is sufficiently forward that it could be enjoyed young.
(RP=88) The 2015 Vire Clesse has a tightly wound, quite reserved bouquet with faint nutty/fum? 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 Vire-Clesse that should drink well for up to five years.