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Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon
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17¼/20

Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2015

Maconnais, Burgundy, FranceThis certified biodynamic chardy was from two older vine (25 year+) 400m parcels neighbouring Lafond's estate vineyards, and from clay limestone soils. After a native ferment, this aged in neutral large oak (foudres and demi-muids) until the following summer when it was bottled. Alluring wet stone, well-timed reduction is carved with tight acidity along a streamlined palate, leaving a chalky swath in its wake. Downy lees, meadow herbs, honeysuckle, light flake salts allude to richness, but the tight palate keeps this narrow and effortlessly drinkable now. Will reward further with cellaring. Excellent value.Tasted: 30 January 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 41.00 private wine shops Producer: Les Héritiers du Comte LafonVarietal: Chardonnay