Château L'etoile De Viaud

Xavier Vignon

Arcane L'Etoile Grenache Blend

$50 for the big bottle. Everyone enjoyed it — a month ago

Domaine de Montbourgeau

L'Etoile Savagnin

#2 of Jura Savoie evening
Nice aromatics with ripe apple, curry leaves, a hint of herbs, a whiff of salty caramel.
Bright acidity but with some aromatic mid palate. Apples, curry, a touch of ripe pear. Nice length & character with a peppery finish. This is so food friendly!
— 4 months ago

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Domaine de Montbourgeau

En Banode L'Etoile Chardonnay Blend 2015

Nose of macvin. Palate is salty, oxidized, calvados, sherry, Bartlett pear, medium finish. Brilliant opening and mid-palate, only the finish comes up short. #jura — 7 months ago

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Domaine Philippe Vandelle

L'Etoile Savagnin 2017

Very good Savagnin from L’Étoile, a tiny appellation in the southwestern part of Jura, aged under a veil of flor for 3 years. Essentially, this is a younger version of their Vin Jaune, released halfway before it reaches the mandatory 6 years. Clean, pale yellow color. Fresh nose reminiscent of a Fino, with textbook aromas of nuts, yeasty and spicy notes, and some hints of green almonds. More fruit. Tart green apple flavors. Very fresh, mineral, saline, really tasty. Very long finish. Exceptional value — 9 months ago

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Enclos de Viaud

Lalande-de-Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

This is shockingly good. Blind I would probably say outstanding Napa Valley Merlot. Deep, pure dark berry/cherry fruit together with deep gravelly notes and a smoky minerality. Round and rich in the mouth, but not overextracted or flabby. Fruit concentration hides significant amount of soft tannin that will allow this to age, but it’s very drinkable right now. Great balance and length. Great Merlot. — 2 months ago

Severn, Sharon and 11 others liked this
vinokeeno

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Great year. Great value play area.
Benjamin Hall Jr

Benjamin Hall Jr

Always so fun to see your commentary! I hope to find this during my wine shopping adventures! Thanks Tom!

Domaine de Montbourgeau

Cuvée Spéciale L'Etoile Chardonnay Blend 2014

Very nutty and serious. Classic sur voile aroma. A blast of tart yellow fruit juice on the attack, all on the mineral side. Then this seems to drop off on midpalate only compared to the start and finish, which are tuned to volume 11. The finish just demolishes, goes on forever with walnut, preserved lemon, slate. But then every sip is a different experience. Really a wine of intrigue.

Wow days in the fridge and this has become insane. So much more dense, savory and chewy. Really curry notes are building.
— 6 months ago

Stephen, Tom and 27 others liked this
Peter Sultan

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Right on. Now THAT is a winter white
Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

Great wine
Josh Morgenthau

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@Peter Sultan @Andrew Schirmer This cuvee is the most reliably awesome Jura white for me. Affordable, so well made, serious Jura character. It’s like a baby vin jaune. And beats some more expensive vin jaune’s I’ve tried for that matter.

Domaine de Montbourgeau

Vin de Paille L'Etoile Chardonnay Blend 2016

#7 of Jura Savoie evening
Amazing nose - dried apricot, sharp lemon acidity, kumquat, pomelo Marmelade, candied Mandarine peel, golden raisins. Amazing. Could smell this forever.
On the palate this shows amazing balance. High sweetness and high acidity with brilliant drinkability and freshness. Great precision and energy. This is soo good!!
— 4 months ago

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Domaine de Montbourgeau

L'Etoile Blanc White Blend 2017

I love these wines. My favorite sous voile wines out there; such balance, purity, restraint and character. — 4 months ago

Alex, Ira and 6 others liked this

Domaine de Montbourgeau

Cuvée Spéciale L'Etoile Savagnin 2018

Special wine produced for the first time of 100 pct savagnin. Not an oxidized style but two years in barrel with constant topping up. The wine tastes like stone fruit - apricots and white peaches - with an undertone of hazelnuts with plenty of salt. Extremely rich but clearly outstanding. Only 60 cases made, will be interesting to see how it evolves over time. — 9 months ago

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Château de l'Etoile

Vin de Paille L'Etoile Savagnin 1997

Vintage 1997 | 24 years old savagnin, that is a treat! 👌 thanks @Eric Hoepelman — 9 months ago

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