1996 Bourgogne Blanc Verget

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Average critic rating : 88.0 points



90% of Verget's brilliant Bourgogne Blanc (81,300 bottles) is produced from grapes or must entitled to Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault appellations. The remaining 10% were also entitled to village status, as they were from vines grown within the boundaries of St. Veran, Pouilly-Fuisse, and Santenay. It reveals a precise, fresh, nut and mineral-infused nose, a medium body and superb richness and ripeness of fruit. Well-balanced, lively, and crisp, it is packed with minerals, traces of citrus zests and sweet oak. As surprising as it may seem to readers familiar with regional burgundies, this wine should age well. Anticipated maturity: now-2003. A year ago, Jean-Marie Guffens told me that 1996 was the greatest vintage of his lifetime. While he did not repeat that comment when I visited him in November, Guffens was bursting with pride as I tasted the wines.||A Peter Vezan Selection (Paris Fax # 011-33-1-42654293), importers include: North Berkeley Imports, Berkeley, CA; tel (510) 848-8910, and a Patrick Lesec Selection (Paris Fax # 011-33-1-44706293), various American importers, including Bacchus Importers (800) 525-9699.|| Wine Advocate.February, 1998


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