We have been following these wines for years, and they continue to be incredible white burgundy values. Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon is the Maconnais project of master winemaker Dominque Lafon of Domaine Lafon. His ambition brought new light to Macon, where wines were traditionally underwhelming. His implementation of Biodynamics on higher altitude old vine parcels, in this case over 35 years old with aging in larger neutral oak barrels, uncovered a complexity and freshness that Dominique knew was in the soil and vines. Dominique has passed the Domaine torch to his apprentice Caroline Gon, who has done an impressive job of sticking to the Lafon Philosophy. We usually offer the Vire-Clesse, but in this vintage, the Macon Milly-Lamartine, which is a small parcel located in the southwestern part of Macon not far from the villages of Vire and Clesse, was too good to pass up. An east-facing vineyard grown on a steep, very rocky limestone slope with a thin layer of clay topsoil. It a fantastic white Burgundy, Lafon's top bottle of Macon in the 2019 vintage, and is available for less than what the Vire-Clesse and Satin-Veran. Rich with beautiful ripe yellow fruit, complemented by wonderful acidity and minerality, these wines are a joy to drink. 2019 is another incredible value from this great address and is not a bottle to miss for the savvy or inexperienced Burgundy drinker with some cross-over appeal for domestic Chardonnay lovers.
Decanter (Charles Curtice MW) 93 points! "This 1.3ha site is perhaps the best of the Lafon holdings in the Maconnais. The east-facing vines are located in the middle of the slope, in a semicircle, just outside the village. Fermented and aged for nearly one year in casks, showing great elegance and breed, with a firm citrus underpinning the ripe apple fruit. The texture on the palate is rich and dense, but adequately balanced by crisp acidity."