Light reading: random oxidation - some bottles oxidized, others not. Each bottle one way or the other swayed the argument. Typical eBob argument until the weight of the oxidation problem became clear. Now even clear headed reviewers like Claude Kolm are warning against assuming white burgs will last if cellared. The fear is no longer confined to the '96s because the true cause is not known.
I have consumed a number of bottles of 2002 Chablis (the '95 and '96 Chablis were in the same boat) with some evidence of premature oxidation. I will be consuming most of mine ASAP. This is unfortunate to me because the 2002 Fevre Bougros Chablis is a special wine to me (wine I drank while my beloved Red Sox won the World Series). I hate to see it go young, but I would rather drink it while it's whole.
There behind the glass lies a real blade of grass. Be careful as you pass. Move along. Move along.