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FALL 2018

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| 31 MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) B u RG u NDY : WHIT e Vi NT a G e Ma TT e RS The category of white Burgundy is firmly back on the radar for collectors around the world. a fter many years of fearing the dreaded Prem-ox (premature oxidation), which had plagued many of the best producers' wines, we have all taken a reassuring deep breath, as new vintages and wines mature effortlessly in our cellars. What's more, the timing couldn't be better, because we can still find three distinct vintages that appeal to a broad audience in our market today. For the lover of chiseled precision, tense acidity, minerals and verve, the 2014 vintage is a dream come true. It's not often that we are presented with such a vintage, which can be enjoyed today for its intensity and lively nature, but also cellared for the mid-term. However, the time to stock up is now. If power, primary fruit, and textural richness is your thing, then 2015 is your vintage. These wines hit the scene backed by high scores, limited production and the promise to mature for decades. It was a perfect storm for speculators and collectors; luckily there are still a number of amazing wines for consumers to grab that managed to slide under the radar. e njoy your '15s today for the unbridled power, or put them in your cellar for many decades to come. Be on the hunt for 2016 white Burgundy, and buy with abandon. After the pummeling frost and mildew pressures of the year, production was cut drastically, yet the wines that made it into bottle are classics in the making. The '16s are remarkably balanced wines with depths of fruit masked by their youthful tension, however their limited nature means that we are all on the hunt. Buy them, love them and cellar them, because we may not see such a unique and beautiful vintage for a very long time.

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