Quickly becoming my favorite Jura Pinot this is a knockout in 2018. Nose is layered, dense and elite. Screams of place. Heavenly ripe cherries that are round. Really ethereal and just so impressive. Palate is round, tangy and elegant. Beautiful freshness and purity. Concentrated but light on its feet and one epic finish. Really really juicy and terrific powdery tannins. Sensing this needs air to fill out. But might impressive now. Amazingly, fresh, energetic and vibrant. Awesome. With air this is filling out but with mineral tinged tannins and structure. It’s more complete after 30 minutes but also less approachable. Let’s see where it goes. — 7 days ago
Baby Cornas...really singing after 5 hours in the decanter...tertiary aromas showing. Cranberry, wet stone, roasted meat, olives, currants. Medium finish with a softening tannic undergirding outlining the beauty of the overall picture. Remember when this was $40? — 3 days ago
This needed a little time to decant and open up. Plum, tobacco, vanilla, and raisins on the nose. A tasty balance of dark berry fruit, oak, and graphite on the palate. Screams a need for savory food and answers that call with aplomb. Drink now as this is on the way down, but delightful now. — 11 days ago
With standard Jura form, light Sherry notes today but otherwise, no new notes this evening. This wine is amazing for its quality and price ($30 from @Lyle Fass in 2019 $'s) and this will go another decade! (The walnut notes are great!)
Cork pulled for a 4H slow oxidation, then 1H decant.
Paired to lemon chicken in a dill cream sauce; cast iron pan from stove top to oven, becoming our most versatile piece of cookware!
A fantastic pairing tonight!
Nose has Atlantic sea breeze, toasted walnuts, fresh walnuts, green grape skins, shredded green apple, light vinegar salad dressing and dry sandstone.
Palate has grilled green grapes, walnut flour, oxidized green apple, oxidized yellow apple, salty butter, smoked lemon with sharp acidity. The oxidative notes are balanced, but certainly make themselves noticable. Finish is forever, great wine! — 3 days ago
Nice entry level cuvée for this Moulin-à-vét of which Château is one of the sure values of the appellation. Crunchy and fruity, yet with discreet aging notes that suggest mastery and know-how. Simple but classy.
Belle entrée de gamme pour ce moulin a vent dont le Château fait parti des valeurs sûres de l’appellation. Croquant et fruité avec néanmoins les notes d’élevage discrètes qui suggèrent maîtrise et savoir faire. Simple et classieux. — 19 days ago
And once in a while amongst still half a case of (too) old chateauneuf you find a bottle that has survived the time. Color clear, transparent at the edge going from yellow to deeper orange to scarlet. Nose complex and alive. Peppery, garigue, sweet. A joy to drink especially when you expect close to vinegar. What will the last 6 bottles bring ? — 11 days ago