What I'm Drinking...

2006 Verget Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Publish Date: 30 Jan 2015

Authored by: James Halliday

I had forgotten about this wine, hiding in a corner of my cellar not often visited, and was delighted to find it. Delighted, because it was sealed with a screwcap. Bright yellow-gold, it is wonderfully fresh, without the slightest hint of reduction – this with a Chablis! It is strange that there should be two Chablis Grand Cru under screwcap, this by Verget, and the other by Laroche.

It has softened to the point where there are nuances of the sort of honey one finds in 10-year-old semillon or marsanne, and it makes me wonder how long the wine will continue to thrive. It won't improve from this point, but it will change (even more weight) over time if that is what you want. I must do some searching to see whether I have another bottle or two squirrelled away. Twice-cooked cubes of pork belly brought out the latent acidity in the wine.

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