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As the story goes, this was the wine that led Kermit to Jean-Marc Vincent. Appropriate, because it seems to me just the kind of wine Kermit likes to have up his sleeve to surprise his most discerning customers. “See if you can guess where this one’s from,” he might say. As you would marvel over the explosive roundness balanced by the stony, mineral freshness, he’d nod and tell you it’s an Auxey blanc. And just like that, your paradigm would shift, and you’d have a taste of the satisfaction he gets from sharing such rare pearls.
|Producer:||Domaine Jean-Marc Vincent|
|Winemaker:||Anne-Marie & Jean-Marc Vincent|
|Vineyard:||20, 55 years, .90 ha|
|Aging:||Aged for a minimum of 15 months|
I want you to realize once and for all: Even the winemaker does not know what aging is going to do to a new vintage; Robert Parker does not know; I do not know. We all make educated (hopefully) guesses about what the future will bring, but guesses they are. And one of the pleasures of a wine cellar is the opportunity it provides for you to witness the evolution of your various selections. Living wines have ups and downs just as people do, periods of glory and dog days, too. If wine did not remind me of real life, I would not care about it so much.
Inspiring Thirst, page 171