Domaine Merlin, Saint-Véran (Burgundy, France) Le Grand Bussière 2022

($33):  Despite the location of the vineyard, Le Grand Bussière, in the village of Fuissé, the appellation is Saint-Véran because Fuissé (the village) spans two appellations, Pouilly-Fuissé and Saint-Véran.  (Who ever said that Burgundy was simple to understand?)  This edgy Saint-Véran, with its cutting stone-y quality, shows why that appellation ranks above Mâcon in prestige.  The lengthy finish in this sophisticated white Burgundy is particularly beguiling.
93 Michael Apstein Apr 9, 2024