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 Vintage2007 Label 1 of 4 
TypeWhite
ProducerPhilippe Bornard
VarietySavagnin
DesignationLes Chassagnes Ouillé
Vineyardn/a
CountryFrance
RegionJura
SubRegionn/a
AppellationCôtes du Jura
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Drinking window: Drink between 2015 and 2015 (based on 1 user opinion)

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Community Tasting Notes (average 91.1 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 8 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by CondorKhan on 5/13/2015 & rated 92 points: This one shows its age as it pours deep amber color. Aroma is of peaches and orange. On the palate, peach, sweet apple, butterscotch and blood orange, along with notes of almonds. The finish is massively acidic, tooth peeling even, with a subtle salty tang. If you like Gueuze or Fino Sherry, you’ll love this stuff. It’s generally in the same flavor ballpark. I imagine that if Cantillon made an orange lambic, it would taste pretty much like this.
It’s not weird or challenging. If you’ve already acquired the taste for wine, there’s nothing strange about this. There’s no further taste to acquire. The acidity and strong fruit keeps it from going into weird oxidized land.
As far as food pairing, this was absolutely brilliant with flounder meuniere with asparagus. I also bought a chunk of Comte, thinking that it would be a natural pairing, but it was a bit more challenging… take a sip of wine and a bite of Comte and it tastes great, but the next sip of wine tastes like water until you clean your palate with some bread. (121 views)
 Tasted by NNV on 3/7/2015 & rated 92 points: Really enjoy this wine. Unfortunately drank at room temperature but even at that temp can tell how nice this is. Oxidized, sherry like, similar to a Batic or Lopez de Heredia. Do get some vanillin and oak, but probably b/c of the temp. Nice nose, great deep yellow/amber color. This makes me want to explore more Jura wines. Delicious. (246 views)
 Tasted by jinatnrt on 5/29/2014 & rated 90 points: Oh wow, what a pleasant surprise!
I can see why regions like Jura and Loire are getting so much praise lately.
This wine reminds me of a cross between sherry, rioja bianco, and aged burgundy. At 14% alcohol it definitely is hot, but nonethless a well made and delicious wine. (463 views)
 Tasted by kanjimoti on 9/10/2013 & rated 92 points: I must start with the beautiful gold nectar robe on this treasure. In the mouth the Bornard is round and full bodied, yet refreshingly brisk like a sea breeze, full of a salty essence I haven't found in other white wines, not even in the '05 edition of this wine. The '07 Bornard savagnin is reminiscent of a fino Sherry with a fleeting glimpse of ripe melon and tertiary flavors that remind me of hikes in the mountains of Big Sur. Herbal, ripe, salty, a dead ringer for salt water taffy without being at all candied. Adult wine. Would be amazing with an oyster or three, or perhaps a bit of Comte. This is big, rich, and acidic so look to enjoy this as late as summer, 2017. (674 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 7/29/2013: Terrific savagnin, with a vivacious freshness and energy, lots of apple, with an herb and mineral finish, and the structure really frames it nicely. While maybe not as complex as some Jura whites, it's still a stellar wine. (699 views)
 Tasted by kenito799 on 3/21/2013 & rated 91 points: Wow, my first serious Jura white and this is amazing. Nutty, sherry-like oxidized notes, orange peel, herbal and yeasty with searing laser-like acidity, agree with rhubarb. Intense, long sherry-like finish but vibrant and amazingly food-friendly at the same time. The only similar whites I have had are the aged Riojas of Lopez de Heredia. This will not be my last Jura... (691 views)
 Tasted by VinoSean on 1/26/2013 & rated 91 points: Color: Golden straw
Nose: Mild oxidation, orange peel, honey
Palate: Hazelnut. Great balance/tension
Finish Medium+ (794 views)
 Tasted by Marc on 4/20/2012 & rated 90 points: Outstanding wine of direct and defined power. Lean, yet concentrated, very herbal, rhubarb, lingering finish. A hint of funk completes the wine . classy natural wine. Drunk at Garagistes in Hobart. (791 views)

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Jura

A petite and relatively obscure wine region in eastern France, between Burgundy and the Swiss border. Its geographical isolation has helped it to remain a rare bastion of traditional winemaking techniques, and today it produces some of the most distinctive wines in the world. Reds from the Jura are often light-bodied, earthy, berried, and reminiscent of the village wines of Burgundy (though here they are made of local grapes like Poulsard and Trousseau). While Chardonnay features widely, the true specialty of the region is the Vin Jaune (“yellow wine”) made from the white Savagnin grape. Cloudy, difficult Vin Jaune is made only in the best vintages, and must be aged for at least six years before being released. As it ages under a layer of yeast, known locally as “voile,” the wine slowly oxidizes, leading to complex aromas and flavors that range from walnut skin to sultana to spices and truffles. Famously long lived it is always sold in dumpy 62 cl bottle - the wine lost in production having been taken by les anges.

 
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