There's an uncanny similarity between the tasting notes of this wine with that of the 15' Overnoy Poulsard I had a couple of years ago, which leads me to believe that vinification or in particular, biological factors, may be the grand architect of these wines.
Pours out with an orangey hue of red. Reductive smokey aromas, followed by dried roses, twigs and grass, tabacco, dried herbs, and earth. The palate felt a little simple and short - cherries and grass, on a bitter, high acid finish.
So armed with lessons from previous Delienne openings, the wine went back into the cooler for an overnight dose of slow-release oxygen. This was when it took a unexpected turn towards the Poulsard memory. Cherries and grass had turned into the distinctive blood orange and tea notes. A slight acetic note arose, which integrated well with the palate giving a rather savory impression. A peculiar chicken essence note was especially memory-inducing. I felt like it put on some weight too, with a lovely silky texture. It's an oddball for sure, but not an unwelcomed transformation, as you see, the aforementioned Poulsard was my engagement tipple. — 6 months ago
Needed something a bit more predictable after that Overnoy. Step right up JJ Girard. Maddeningly consistent. Love this version of a great 1er Cru. Global warming is helping Beaune 1er Crus.
Nose is tight but has lovely spice, dark flowers and black cherries. This is such a serious 1er Cru. Wispy sour cherry, herbs. Super complex and opening by the minute. Fruit filling in big time. Sour cherry, dark cherries, early season cherries. Brambly now. So pretty and deep. Perfect hint of framing oak. Girard is so good. Palate is just gorgeous. Young but awesome. Showing some wood but huge sap, density and really fresh. Girard is always invigorating. Good concentration and really black fruited palate. Black cherries and they are so clear. Long palate staining finish. Persistent. So juicy and with such a serious structure. Plus that just maddeningly consistently delicious Girard fruit. — 5 months ago
Intense UNO game calls for a laid back wine. This is it. — 5 months ago
Nose has aggressively washed lemons & limes, pistachio ice cream, cold honey, flaked sea salt and Atlantic breeze, trending to Sherry (purposefully).
Palate has margarine covered pistachios (oily, nutty mouthfeel), lime zest, faint saline solution, dried lime with a fresh but mildly oxidized finish.
Cork pulled for slow oxidation 2H, decanted for 2H. More time in bottle and decanter will be appreciated. I see very good things ahead. Drink 2024-28.
Paired to Chicken Normandy (Dorie Greenspan); chicken, apples and cremé à la normande (cream, onion, mushroom & calvados), Jura looks to accompany cremé & calvados just fine. — 4 months ago
Color of rose color rust, and a surprisingly thick body this is a very interesting wine. A bold nose of cranberry with slight notes of cognac and rose, the palate is complex and earthy, with cranberry, raspberry, cracked pepper and floral notes. The finish is long, tingly, mouth coating and lingering with a dry acidity that leaves you continuously interested. — 5 months ago
2011. With age it definitely took on a Sherry quality. Good with rogue river blue. — 6 months ago