Chardonnay * 75cl * 13% ABV * Burgundy, France
If ever there was a 'Gucci' label in wine, it's Comte Lafon - described by Decanter magazine as possibly 'the best producer of white wine' - and by that they mean in Burgundy, and therefore the world...
In 1999 the Lafon family branched out from Meursault and bought a domaine in the Maconnais, formerly called Milly Lamartine, renaming it Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon. By 2003 a futher six hectares were bought and the Lafon estate set about turning the vineyards both organic and biodynamic. The whole project is overseen by Caroline Gon, with overall vinification overseen by Dominique Lafon.
We've snapped up this small allocation of the 2011 Le Monsard. It's incredibly rare and incredibly well-priced bearing in the mind the pedigree of the wine makers - more famous for budget-busting Puligny-Montrachets (over £100 a bottle) and Meursaults.
This is a complex example of a Mâcon wine - intense and full bodied due to its aging in steel tanks, demi-muid oak and wooden foudres.