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 2016 and with news that the 2017 might be even shorter, well grabbed it.
Not much wine to get but the wines that are in the bottle, stunning. The 2016 is exhibiting dried pears and green apple right up front with just a hint of warm spicing and minerals. Great textural curve in the mouth, creamy but hardly weighty and with this feisty zip of bright and tangy acid that runs along the sides of your tongue leaving your mouth watering and wanting more. Simply beautiful wine made by a Master. Don't wait, our five cases will not last. Period.