Bourgogne Blanc "Cuvée Oligocène" 2013, Patrick Javillier
Hopefully we all know the story by now, this patch of vines is right next to Meursault-Charmes but only merits the regional appellation. Result? Mindblowing value for money. Although I recently saw a bottle on the wine list at The Modern in New York and that was not such good value! Nevertheless, the sommelier should be congratulated on a phenomenal Burgundy selection replete with over a dozen wines from DRC. This 2013 Oligocène (it is wrong to refer to this wine by its appellation), is perfumed, floral, apricoty. Imbibed, it showers the drinker with the joys of pure pear fruit, white peach and a mineral finish. Here are tasting notes for the 2007, 2008 and 2010. This 2013 scores 27-29/30 for a Bourgogne blanc.