Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Some rare "Yellow Wine" of Jura

2006 Domaine Montbourgeau Vin Jaune...$79.99
The 2006 L'Etoile Vin Jaune feels riper with some aromas of caramel and more ripeness than 2007, but it’s not a vintage like 2005; it’s a lighter year, not as long lived as 2005, and without the freshness as the 2007. It suffers in the comparison with both, but as a standalone it's still a terrific Vin Jaune. 2,500 bottles produced
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

2007 Domaine Montbourgeau L'Etoile Vin Jaune...$79.99
2007 looks like a fantastic vintage for yellow wines in the Jura, and the one from Montbourgeau is nothing short of spectacular, epitomizing what the zone and the winery are for me -- true elegant expression of the soils and sceneries of Jura in a subtle, fresh and tasty way, more vibrant and reminiscent of the limestone soils. The 2007 L'Etoile Vin Jaune has notes of celery, the morels are more subtle, and while you still don’t find the curry here, it will develop with time in bottle. This wine is still a baby and it should develop tremendously in bottle, especially in complexity, but it’s also accessible now and even better if you decant it the previous day. But I'd recommend keeping the bottle for a few years, as it will get much better
Rated 96+/100 The Wine Advocate

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