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1997 Verget Chablis Bougros

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

ITEM 7957029 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
cocol $65 $65
$65
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RATINGS

94Wine Spectator

Ripe, rich, creamy, buttery, showy and just terrific, this cascades along the palate with all the subtlety of lava flowing down the flank of Mt. Vesuvius, popping with toasted oak, nuts, lemon and ultraripe fruit...

91-93The Wine Advocate

...fat, dense, and rich, yet not very intense or full-flavored. It is a complex, concentrated, pristine wine with extraordinary balance. Sweet oak spices, stones, and a salty sea breeze can be found in this superb offering's flavor...

PRODUCER

Verget

Maison Verget is a negociant based in Macon, Burgundy. It was founded in 1990 by Jean-Marie Guffens, a Belgian who moved to France in 1976 with his wife to learn French and study wine. After studying viticulture in France and working for other winemakers, they started making their own wines under the label Domain Guffens-Heynen. But Jean-Marie also wanted had ideas about being a negociant, and today his idealistic and demanding approach to vinification have made the Verget “one of Burgundy’s most talked-about sources of white Burgundy,” according to Robert M. Parker Jr. Verget’s broad portfolio of wines win high ratings from Parker and others.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Chablis, Bougros

Bougros is a 35.3-acre Grand Cru vineyard in the appellation of Chablis, on the northwestern tip of Burgundy. The vineyard includes a steep strip facing southwest that is partly owned by William Fevre, and wines from this parcel are labeled as Clos des Bouguerots. The largest landholders in Bougros are William Fevre, with 15.5 acres; Colombier, with 3 acres; and Long-Depaquit, with 1.3 acres. Like all the Chablis vineyards, it is planted exclusively to Chardonnay.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, Chablis Grand Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.