Monday, June 7, 2010

2006 Heretiers Lafon Macon Villages


From a vintage that could be considered middle of the road, this was a nice surprise. Not a surprise in the sense that Dominique Lafon ever makes bad wine, but that it was head and shoulders above any other Macon-Villages you will ever find.

Sure, the price is more than most Macon-Villages by a few dollars but even with that handicap, this wine was great.

Crystal clear with a pale yellow gold color this wine in the nose was all lime flower and toasted yeast, baked apples and lemon zest.

In the mouth the wine was rich but definitely not fat, lots of acidity but balanced out by just the right amount of alcohol and body. Flavors of baked apples, lemon bars with graham cracker crust (trust me on this one). The finish was long as that acidity kept it going and going.

It was the perfect compliment to the white bean puree and grilled levain bread (French sourdough) with Peppadew sweet peppers from South Africa.

This was just the beginning.

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