Monday, March 6, 2017

Weekly Wine Review - French White Burgundy - 2008 Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine

To say the least, the name of this wine is a mouthful and a half, but don't be intimidated - it's just a really (really) long name. The appellation of Macon-Villages will tell you this a white burgundy wine, and that tells you that this is 100% Chardonnay.   Whew - now that we know what we have in the bottle - let's give it a try!                                                                                                                                        

Wine: 2008 Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine

Region: Burgundy, France
Grape Varieties: Chardonnay


Obtained from: Purchased at Last Bottle
Price: $15
Wino4Life Category: Everyday Wine

Aeration before tasting: Just a swirl or two, no special aeration.

Cork Condition: Natural cork - no defects or issues.
Appearance: Clear, light straw color.
Aroma: Somewhat surprising for a Burgundy - some tropical fruit aromas, and wet rock minerality.
Taste: Very nice level of acidity, creamy mouthfeel, mineral comes through on the taste as well.

The Grade: I give this one a B+.  A nice creamy mouthfeel without being too big and buttery.  Very interesting with mineral, tropical fruit, creaminess - all leading to a very long, pleasant finish. A very nice wine for a very nice price. Not the most glamorous pairing, but I think this would be a great one for a big bowl of popcorn. 


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