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2005 Jean Bourdy Savagnin Côtes du Jura

Savagnin

  • France
  • Jura
  • Côtes du Jura

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Community Tasting Note

  • Keith Levenberg wrote: 92 points

    April 26, 2011 - I am not normally a fan of oxidative white wines but finally here is one that actually seems to have picked up all sorts of interesting flavors from the process without tasting like a bottle that had been left open on the counter too long. The fruit is still chiseled and bright with taut citric acidity and a salty thing going on that hasn't yet crossed the line into anything nutty, which helps retain its freshness, not totally dissimilar from a fino sherry though I think the oxidation here is more mild. We drank this with raclette and a salad with our usual mustard-based dressing and it was good with the cheese but great with the salad - really I don't think I've ever had a wine taste so good with salad (it absolutely loved the mustard) and it was one of those rare truly synergistic wine/food matches, and the whole combination could not have tasted more wonderfully and quintessentially French than if we had actually been eating croissants wrapped in the French flag while chain-smoking, taking a mistress, reading Sartre, and surrendering to Germany.

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  • eschwet commented:

    7/7/14, 7:22 PM - I cracked up. I'm completely stealing your last line.....

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