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Old 05-03-2010, 08:58 PM posted to alt.food.wine
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Default TN: white Burg, high and low

So with Betsy having rehearsals that run late this week, I'm in charge
of having dinner ready. Stew Leonard's is having another lobster
special, so last night we had steamed lobsters, "Greek" lemon
potatoes, salad, and green beans. Obviously time for white Burgundy.

Now, I sometimes take a flyer on an iffy older wine if the price is
low enough. Some you win, many you lose. I'm aware of Verget's
reputation for PremOx, but for most producers the pox started with 95
or 96. Even though even young Verget hasn't been my fave, at a low
price I bought a bottle of the 1993 Verget "Les Enseigneres" Puligny-
Montrachet. Good looking bottle, great color, spinning capsule. Nice
clean cork comes out, and puff! So much for the great color. I
literally watched it darken in the bottle. Totally oxidized,
undrinkable, D-

But I was prepared! I had the backup ready, the 2007 Bize “les
Vergelesses” Savigny-les-Beaune blanc. OK, infanticide, but totally
delicious. Full and floral, citrus and pear fruit over a solid base of
earth. Long finish. With time some notes of hazelnut and toast, this
has excellent acidity and is pure and delightful. A-


Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an
excellent*wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I
wouldn't*drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I
offer no*promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of
consistency.**

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