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Older White Burgundy for Only $19.99 - 09/11/2009 - White Burgundy

If you've never had mature white Burgundy, or don't have any at peak drinking in your cellar, this is the wine for you. Still relatively young in the grand scheme of things, but with many of the fabulous aged qualities, and only $19.99. An unparalleled value.

2004 St-Veran, La Goutte de Charme, Domaine Arnaud Combier ($35 Elsewhere) ($19.99)

92 points from Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Yellow-gold. Idiosyncratic aromas of lime, hazelnut, lees and Chartreuse, with a stony mineral underpinning. Deeply concentrated citrus and peach pit flavors are complicated by brown butter and botanical herbs, with a strong licorice quality carrying into the finish. One of the most unique wines I've tasted in a long time, offering depth, vivacity and vaguely oxidized dried fruit character reminiscent of a old-wave Italian white wine or something from the Jura. Emphatically different and not for everyone..." (03/08) So critic Josh Reynolds from Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar has wonderful things to say about this St-Veran, but he does describe this wine as "not for everyone." I definitely agree that the wine won't touch everyone the same way, but it most definitely is a wine for fans of rich, vibrant, mature-styled whites. Aromas of roasted hazelnuts, citrus rind, white flowers and chalky minerality - what's not to like about that? The wine also has a wonderful streak of acidity that keeps it focused and a long lingering finish with a hint of wood spice. Yes, this wine is an idiosyncratic adventure, but like most Burgundy of this kind, it is a journey worth taking. (Keith Mabry, K&L Hollywood)

We have more than 100 White Burgundy dating back to 1985, available online now at KLWines.com