Tasted in ‘Bastys’ with Quentin Perroud, 15 March 2022. Château du Basty Lieu-dit Le Bastys 4412 route de Saint Joseph 69430 Lantignié Tel: +33 4 74 04 85 98 www.chateaudubasty.com More reports with Château du Basty Quentin on 2021: In 2021 the vine that were cordon-trained were not bad. Those goblet vines were a bit…
Château du Basty – 2020
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Bill, this afternoon I opened the 2017 B-L Blanc. Unfortunately it was oxidized. I expected better, but perhaps they are meant to be consumed in the first couple of years. Otherwise, I’m a victim of premox or poor storage in the past.
You will know from my many notes that I’m far from a fan of Beaujolais Blanc – consumed in the first couple of years? I’d rather consume something else in 95% of cases/vintages – except to say that 2020 was, generally, a successful vintage for this label. Back to your wine – no chardonnay should be oxidised in 4 years – the seal was clearly at fault with this one – occasionally it is the neck of the bottle that’s to blame as much as the cork or type of cork that has been used…
Thanks for the response, Bill. I agree with you about the likely cause.