Type: White Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Heritiers du Comte Lafon
Country: France Region: Burgundy
District: Pouilly Fuisse
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
(AM=91) Here the nose is presently almost identical to that of the Vire though my sense is that the underlying fruit is slightly riper. In any event, be sure to decant this first. The medium weight flavors also display excellent energy and underlying tension to the stony finish that is notably tighter on the citrusy finale that offers even better depth and persistence. This is clearly built-to-age and a wine that is going to need at least a few years of cellar time.
(AG=90) (from a north-facing site in Vergisson; this wine, the only one here to receive a late bottling, begins in small barrels and is then racked with its lees into stainless steel in July for another six months of aging): Pale, light yellow. Lively aromas of spiced apple and flowers. Juicy and intense, offering terrific definition and inner-mouth lift to its mineral-driven flavors of lemon, flowers and spices. This is just the second vintage for this wine, from 40+-year-old vines on argilo-calcaire soil. Caroline Gon noted that the soil is deep here but that the vines' roots extend into the mother rock. Very spicy and bright on the aftertaste.