The 1981 Chateau De Meursault white Burgundy has 12.5% alcohol, cost about $19 back then, and scored 17+ Dionysian points on their 20-point scale.
Hints of honey and caramel mixed with the apple Chardonnay. At 38 years old, the wine was heading down hill, but still provided great pleasure with its complexity.
I like white Burgundy (all Chardonnay) between ten and sixteen years old when they develop massive complexity that changes repeatedly during a meal. Perfect older wine for older friends.
Today’s prices for this wine prohibit me from getting more. In Vino Veritas.