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post #14326 of 18228
I'm going to drink it with a salad and some cheese I get with my CSA.

I keep forgetting to go to Murray's and get some aged Comte. Going to do that next time
post #14327 of 18228
Yeah. With comte, it's a perfect match. Like man and woman, mushrooms and madeira, peanut butter and jelly...
post #14328 of 18228
Great with morels as well. Vin Jaune is awesome, but it is particular. Strong. I find that other Jura wines, which retain a good bit of that sherry flavor, are very versatile.
post #14329 of 18228
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

smile.gif. I didn't know that. I thought Jura was famous for Vin Jaune but didn't know they were exclusive
I figured it was worth a try.
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Really young. Soft tannins. Lots of baking spices up front. Moderate acidity. Light red fruit.
It's pretty decent

the edge shows fairly typical nebbiolo color. nice.
post #14330 of 18228
We used to be on the saddleback mailing list when the zins/cabs were well priced, then they started the high end venge label, the venge cab garnered some high scores and prices ran out of control (for us) so we dropped. But we have a mixed case of the venge designated stuff that we've started to drink and it's great. Last night we had a 1997 venge family sangiovese, bricking on the edge, tannins resolved, really a beautifully balanced, full wine...happy to have more in the cellar.
post #14331 of 18228
Anyone ever been to Vinopolis in London and if so is it worth a visit?
post #14332 of 18228
I don't think I could drink Jura wines on any sort of regular basis. They are interesting and worth a look, but I find even the non-vin juane wines to be very prickly.
post #14333 of 18228
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Anyone ever been to Vinopolis in London and if so is it worth a visit?

no. In London, I got my evening wines at Whole Foods, except for the Dom my brother brought over. Truth.

One thing that struck me about London was how expensive the wines were in stores. I was likely shopping in the wrong places (this was beyond whole foods), but still.
post #14334 of 18228
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post #14335 of 18228
Just got an e-mail advertising a sale on Chateau d'Yquem Ygrec. I didn't even know this wine existed. Out of my price range and doesn't quite seem like it'd be my thing, but the write-up piqued my curiosity.
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Instead of harvesting the fruit all at once for the wine, the fruit for this particular wine is harvested at two different times. (It is made from 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Semillon) The first round of Sauvignon Blanc was picked early to impart the crisp acidity into the wine. The Semillon was picked next and it worked to balance the wine out so that it was less opulent and more crisp. Then the Château did something completely off the beaten path- they went back to harvesting and making Sauternes. After that was done, they then picked a second round of now, fully ripe grapes for the Ygrec (this is a highly unusual technique in winemaking). This allowed the winery to achieve parity between the two varietals thanks to the late picked fully ripened Semillion grapes. The first round was tremendously fresh and fruity while the second picking added body and richness.

Have any of you tried this?
post #14336 of 18228
it's fantastic
post #14337 of 18228
^ Didn't realize that $90 was a really good price. Sold out quickly.
post #14338 of 18228
There is not much made. H-B Blanc is a better wine, but much more expensive. For a great white Bord that is not (usually) a bank breaker try Smith Haut-Lafite.
post #14339 of 18228
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There is not much made. H-B Blanc is a better wine, but much more expensive. For a great white Bord that is not (usually) a bank breaker try Smith Haut-Lafite.

SHL has a really nice hotel/spa.
post #14340 of 18228
The SHL white is fine, but the red is pretty atrocious these days. Massive bomb of oak and extraction.
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