2011 Vire Clesse

Lafon; Comtes

90Average Score
White
12x75cl
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0 Immediate | 13 Marketplace
£207.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
90
Critic Notes

The 2011 Vire-Clesse comes from 60-year-old vines in two climats (Chazelles and En Roally) and is raised in demi-muids and foudres. It offers an attractive, limestone bouquet that has great precision – apple blossom and fresh lime. The palate is well-balanced with lime, pear and nectarine on the entry and then it becomes more linear, fresh and focused toward the poised finish. Very fine. Drink now-2016. ||When Dominique Lafon acquired his first vines in Macon in September 1999, it was significant gesture, a statement, that the world should start taking this region more seriously. Why would one of the most respected vignerons in the Cote d’Or invest in the region after so much success back in Meursault? During my visits over the years, Dominique ceaselessly enthused about his Macon wines and it was clear that he was no less passionate about his Clos du Four as his Montrachet. It is a simple, functional winery dominated by foudres and puncheons, all used (although he buys two new puncheons out of sixty each vintage). And things are about to change, since 2013 will be the first year that the vineyard will be certified biodynamic, plus he has recently purchased the chateau and vines at Clos des Quarts with Olivier Merlin, who said that he took Dominique all of 60 minutes to invest in, after showing him the vineyard. That says as much about Dominique as the potential for Clos des Quarts. I tasted through his 2012s from barrel that are all promising, although with the malolactics at various stages I will defer appraising them until they are ready (which the exception of the Macon Village).||Becky Wassermann Selections (Le Serbet); www.leserbet.com eRobertParker.com.August, 2013

Score: 90-/100Neal Martin

A deft touch of wood frames a distinctly ripe but very fresh mélange of white orchard fruit, honey, orange peel and citrus blossom. There is a lovely sense of tension to the supple and round medium weight flavors that possess good detail and plenty of punch on the dry, clean, linear and explosive finish. Very solid quality here. <B>Tasted: Oct 15, 2013. Drink: 2014+</b>

Score: 89-/100Allen Meadows, Burghound
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