We were lucky enough to get in on the inaugural release of Dominique Lafon's Les Heritiers wines from Burgundy's Maconnais region in the south of Burgundy. Dominique has been called by wine critics, "A Master of Chardonnay" and his Montrachet from the Cote d'Or fetches over $1,300.00, a bottle, if you can get one. So to be given a chance to buy Chardonnay from him, from a less prestigious region for under $40.00 on the higher end and with this little Villages, under $25.00?! Well we knew a steal when we saw it and jumped in before lots of others. We've been rewarded with a hefty allocation each vintage which we have gladly taken and shared with our savvy customers.
So now on to other news, people have caught on dammit, and just in time to have Burgundy hit with several very difficult and short vintages. Fact is that there is simply not enough wine to go around. We were offered five cases of this 2017 vintage.
Not much wine to get but the wines that are in the bottle, stunning. The 2017 is exhibiting dried pears and green apple right up front with just a hint of warm spicing and minerals. Great textural nerve in the mouth, shimmering stone fruits with a feisty zip of bright and tangy acid that runs along the sides of your tongue leaving your mouth watering and wanting more. Simply beautiful. Dominique's long time assistant, Caroline Gon has been at the helm of this incredible project since 2006 and her wines just keep getting better and better.