Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Viré-Clessé Chardonnay

9.0253 ratings
9.070 pro ratings
Viré-Clessé, Mâconnais, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.1

I think it is a delicious wine, but I agree with some of the others here that the acidity leaves you puckering and saliving a wee bit much. Hints of reduction. Oak is well integrated. Nervy. #macon #vireclesse

I think it is a delicious wine, but I agree with some of the others here that the acidity leaves you puckering and saliving a wee bit much. Hints of reduction. Oak is well integrated. Nervy. #macon #vireclesse

Dec 4th, 2020
Cody Short

Nice but simple

Nice but simple

Apr 7th, 2018
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

Poor man's Meursault? I wish - nice - more than your average VC,
But maybe a little overworked?

Poor man's Meursault? I wish - nice - more than your average VC,
But maybe a little overworked?

2 people found it helpfulSep 29th, 2014
Matt Perlman

Loved everything I’ve tried from this label (the Dominique Lafon Maconnais project). This is very aromatic with lots of creamy lemon and apricot with some oak spice and flint, ripping acid, not terribly long but intense. Fine stuff for the category. Vire-Clesse? More like Very Classy!! Am I right? Ok I’ll show myself out

Loved everything I’ve tried from this label (the Dominique Lafon Maconnais project). This is very aromatic with lots of creamy lemon and apricot with some oak spice and flint, ripping acid, not terribly long but intense. Fine stuff for the category. Vire-Clesse? More like Very Classy!! Am I right? Ok I’ll show myself out

1 person found it helpfulApr 19th, 2020
Bob McDonald

At the Downs Club Magnum Dinner. This Vire Cless from the excellent 2017 vintage for white burgundy. Brief notes. Pineapple juice on nose and palate. Great match with Moreton Bay Bugs.

At the Downs Club Magnum Dinner. This Vire Cless from the excellent 2017 vintage for white burgundy. Brief notes. Pineapple juice on nose and palate. Great match with Moreton Bay Bugs.

1 person found it helpfulDec 11th, 2019
Duane Mason

Nice wine with good acid. Crisp apple and pear with a substantial finish. Very enjoyable. Would not hesitate to serve with any buttery seafood dish.

Nice wine with good acid. Crisp apple and pear with a substantial finish. Very enjoyable. Would not hesitate to serve with any buttery seafood dish.

1 person found it helpfulOct 26th, 2018
Chris MacLean

Mostly flat on arrival

Mostly flat on arrival

Aug 13th, 2016
Ed Lehrman

This was surprisingly good and very classy.

This was surprisingly good and very classy.

Aug 4th, 2016
Brian Maddux

2013 vintage. This showed very well, more tropical fruits than I remember. Great acids to balance that out though. Consistently these wines drink above their class.

2013 vintage. This showed very well, more tropical fruits than I remember. Great acids to balance that out though. Consistently these wines drink above their class.

May 21st, 2016
jake aziz

Tropical, mineral, gold.

Tropical, mineral, gold.

May 13th, 2016