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2005 Jean Bourdy Côtes du Jura Rouge

Red Blend

  • France
  • Jura
  • Côtes du Jura

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  • SeattleKen Likes this wine:

    February 18, 2021 - This is a humbling wine. A few years ago, I absolutely hated it. It was a bowl of thin, acidic, tannins with no fruits. Today, it has a light-medium color and already has a whiff of antiseptic that I associate with a red wine gone bad. But it had that same antiseptic smell five years ago. Now, however, it also has a perfume of jammy red fruits that wafts across the table and the tannins are far less obnoxious. And that perfume only intensifies with breathing. The flavors are an interesting combination of fresh montmerency cherries and cranberries, puckering tannins, and older tertiary flavors— a weird combination. I both love it and hate it at the same time. It’s like a child whom I wanted to grow up to become a doctor but lived on the streets for years and still managed to blossom into a world-famous musician. I may never really understand it, but I can see how it’s incredible in manner far different from my expectations. This certainly won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I have to say I really like this rebellious child (I better, because I still have a case of it). But I can totally understand if you hate it. On the other hand, it's clearly going to be better than any '05 grand cru I have in my cellar 20 years from now. Right now, I'd say it would go best with a fatty, wild fowl or a leaner red meat dish without a heavy preparation. Definitely let it breathe a long time-- or (preferably) age a few more years in the cellar.

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  • Brian Glas commented:

    6/13/21, 7:17 PM - Wow a wonderful comment. I love reading every word of it.

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