2014 Domaine Courbet Vin Jaune Chateau-Chalon 620ml

This infinitely complex flor-aged Savagnin from Jura is a must try for all inquisitive wine lovers.

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Vin Jaune, or 'yellow wine,' is so named because of it's vibrant colour. Like a fino sherry, it is aged under a thick flor, protecting it from oxygen and giving it a nutty character, but it is not fortified. By law, it must be aged for six years and three months. The wine concentrates during this time, and roughly 38% of volume is lost.

This is insane. In-sane. Golden yellow in colour, with aromas of apricots and peaches, nectar and fresh honey, rose petals and fruit cake. The concentration gives it an almost sweetness, but there is such an almond/hazelnut liqueur note here that it's balanced out. Honeyed figs on the palate, with walnut husks, butterscotch, exotic spices and apricots again. Nothing said here can come close to describing the nuances and complexities here.

It's a masterpiece. It will evolve for days after opening if you have the patience. It's worth every cent.

Produced from 25-65 year old vines planted in 1945, 1967 and 1986 from two plots. The Savagnin grapes are hand-harvested and after pressing, the resulting must is fermented in barrel on its fine lees with only indigenous yeast and flor. It is then aged in barrel 6 years of aging. The resulting wine is one of the truly unique and great wine experiences on the planet.

It will have a light golden hue with green tinges and the nose shows spices, dried fruit, almonds and delicate white flowers. In the mouth, it will express the unique concentration obtained through natural evaporation. High acidity and citrus notes are melded into this spicy, fruity mix that seems to have no end. Extremely persistent, it will keep drawing you back in with its unique powers until the 620ml bottle is drained.

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