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Serveaux Fils Champagne

With 12.5% alcohol, costing under $45, and scoring 18 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, the multi-vintage Champagne Serveaux Fils Cuvee Pinot Meunier is excellent….


1983 Puligny Montrachet

At 35 years old, the 1983  Puligny Montrachet proves white Burgundy can age well. It cost under $16 back then, had 13% alcohol,  and scored a beautiful 19 points…


1986 Mommessin Meursault

At 32 years old, the 1986 Mommessin Meursault white Burgundy was at peak! It scored 19 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20.  With an ideal…


2013 Sancerre

Domaine de la Perriere’s 2013 Sancerre, with 12.5% alcohol, costing under $20 and scoring 17+ points on the Dionysian scale of 20 showed white grapefruit, strong mineral notes…


1972 Hospices de Beaune Volnay

Scoring a fine 16+ points out of the possible 20 on the Dionysian scale, the 1972 Hospices de Beaune Volnay  from Henri de Villamont cost just under $14…


1978 Chateau Canteloup

A white Bordeaux at 39 years old? Yes, the 1978 Chateau Canteloup listed as 11% to 14% (12.2%) alcohol, costing $5 then, scoring 15+ points, made this an…

2007 Pouilly-Fuisse

At 10 years old, the 2007 Pouilly-Fuisse from Leonard de Saint-Aubin scored 18 Dionysian points on a scale of 20. It  had 13% alcohol and cost under $20…


1977 Chambertin Clos de Beze

At 40 years old, the 1977 Chambertin Clos de Beze from Domaine Clair Dau scored 17 points on the Dionysian scale of 20. It had 13% alcohol, cost…


1997 Chablis 1er Cru

At 13% alcohol, and costing about $20 then, the 1997 Domaine Daniel Seguinot Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume scored an 18 on the Dionysian 20-Point-Scale. I had this wine…


1975 Moillard Chassagne-Montrachet

Costing just $8 back then, the 1975 Moillard Chassagne-Montrachet La Romanee, with 12.5% alcohol, scored 18+ points on the Dionysian Scale out of a possible 20. Gold medal….