2009 Gilles & Catherine Verge 'l'Ecart'
This is extremely beautiful wine. The Verge's scale really quite amazing heights in ripe vintages. The wines retain freshness but have extra layers of complexity and the '09 L'ecart is just such a stunning example of this. This cuvee had the bung removed for a brief period like the '13 Balaise and is more oxidative in style as a result. There's not much more I can say about this other than it's right up there with the benchmarks of chardonnay. Unforgettable. - Campbell Burton