Marc Bredif Chenin Blanc 2008 from Vouvray
It's not possible to buy a higher quality white wine than this in my experience. Sure, there are other wines that are equally as good, but not at this price. The first thing that hits you is the youthful vibrancy of this 12-year-old wine. Most whites don't have this kind of flair at 1 year of age, let alone a decade later. The aromatics are pungently scrumptious, the palate electrifying. Extraordinary value-for-money. Regal and unrivalled, except perhaps by some other vintages of wines from the Bredif stable.