1996 Verget Chablis
Chablis, Burgundy, France
WB Rating: 87

Alcohol by volume: 13.0%
Price at time of purchase: $15.00 (Library Wine)
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

This excellent wine is Verget's "bottom of the line" Chablis, so it would be a huge treat to try one of his Premier or Grand Crus! This is a classic crisp Chablis that is now rounding into its peak form. Several bottles tasted in previous years were good, though still a little steely and unevolved, but this one was right on the mark. Lemony gold color, with penetrating aromas and flavors of citrus, minerals, and caramel. There is also a nice yeasty note, like a delicious, de-bubbled Champagne. Served with steamed mussels, this was pretty much an ideal wine. - HK 2000-12-24


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