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2013 Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon Vire-Clesse

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June 11, 2023 - $31



93John Gilman

...beautifully refined nose wafts from the glass in a blend of pear, iodine, a nice shading of hazelnut, complex, chalky soil tones, a very discreet touch of vanillin oak...white lilies and a very gentle topnote of fresh lavender. On the palate the wine is fullish, pure and very intensely flavored, with racy acids, superb focus and grip and a very long, complex and racy finish.

90The Wine Advocate

...utterly charming nose that seems more finished than the others, with fine tension and focus. The palate is very well-balanced with fine acidity. This comes over as being very precise and poised.

90Wine Enthusiast

...smooth and creamy wine is beautifully poised between acidity and exotic yellow and tropical fruits. It is crisp, more about fruitiness and lively acidity subtly cut with minerality.

16.5Jancis Robinson

Rich and savoury on the palate.


France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Viré-Clessé

Mâconnais is in the southern end of Burgundy, just above Beaujolais. The district takes its name from the village of Mâcon, which was the center of a thriving wine trade in the 17th century. In those days Mâconnais produced more red than white wine. Today Mâcconais makes mostly white wine made from Chardonnay grapes and is best known as the home of Pouilly-Fuissé. Pouilly-Fuissé is a white wine appellation made up of the villages of Pouilly and Fuissé. There are no Grand or Premier Crus in Mâconnais. But in addition to Pouilly-Fuissé, village appellations include Saint-Véran, Viré-Clessé and Mâcon and Mâcon-Villages. The Mâcon plus a village name is an allowable wine label. Mâcconais includes 17,300 acres of vineyards. Red wines are made from Pinot Noir or Gamay, which is the primary grape just slightly further south in Beaujolais.


White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.