We had this twenty years old white burgundy last night for dinner.

Feb 28, 2023,11:22 AM

It was an absolutely perfect accompaniment to the roast pork loin I made.

When I first started getting into wine, and burgundy in particular, the prevailing wisdom from the wine “experts “ was burgundy couldn’t age well-white less so than red. Grand Cru in 10-15 years and white no matter the vineyard 5 or so. A tiny handful, Jancis Robinson, Clive Coates, Allen Meadows here in the US thought the aging potential was as great as Bordeaux.

Just think: if the sceptics were still followed this wine would not have been available to me last night. Fortunately enough drinkers stopped listening to the major magazine writers(or forgot where they put that bottle!) and now we all (can) enjoy an older burgundy like this premier cru Meursault at its true maturity.

Peaches and pears, creamy; no tartness; and nothing faded or fading about it. Truly perfect.

Hope you had a nice night like we did. 🥂

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Glad to hear it was a great bottle.

 By: Bill : February 28th, 2023-15:53
Well preserved, I believe, white wines have a longer shelf life than those in precarious storage. From the high shoulder the bottle looks perfectly preserved. Sometimes even an ugly label can produce a good wine. You will never know till you taste it. ...  


 By: TheMadDruid : February 28th, 2023-17:26

This is....

 By: InHavenPro : February 28th, 2023-16:54
great to know. I look forward to enjoying a matured white wine soon enough .... Cheers, Filip

Let us know what you choose.

 By: TheMadDruid : February 28th, 2023-17:29


 By: TheMadDruid : February 28th, 2023-19:47

Yeah, me too.

 By: TheMadDruid : February 28th, 2023-20:08
But this white was really good. I have only one more left.

True that.

 By: amanico : February 28th, 2023-21:06

How true...

 By: halkcb : March 1st, 2023-01:41
...Bourgogne has long shown to have long aging potential,especially from great vintages and houses if well stored. Yours is from a very good producer and a very good vintage for '02. Enjoy your wine!

I did!

 By: TheMadDruid : March 3rd, 2023-17:05


 By: patrick_y : March 1st, 2023-03:47
Looks like a nice meal was had!

It was!

 By: TheMadDruid : March 3rd, 2023-17:06

Hi Mike, looks like a great pairing.

 By: emcquillan : March 1st, 2023-06:25
Although Bordeaux is my first love, I would say my buying and after 7pm enjoyment (must have some discipline) has been almost equal parts Bordeaux and Burgundy the last 12 months. Being a Burgundy neophyte I did my research both intellectual and the more ... 

The thing is to keep trying.

 By: TheMadDruid : March 3rd, 2023-17:08
The hands-on approach is best. Right up to that second bottle!

And after the second bottle, take a hands-off-the-keyboard stance until the next morning

 By: cazalea : March 6th, 2023-23:09
to avoid foolish statements that are too hard to pull back (he said, speaking from experience). Cheers!