Jura whites

Tasted June 27, 2012 by asheio with 484 views

Introduction

7 white Jura's of which 5 from Tissot and 2 from Rijckaert

Flight 1 (3 notes)

White
2009 Jean Rijckaert Chardonnay Côtes du Jura Les Sarres France, Jura, Côtes du Jura
87 points
Flaxen , some golden colour. Oak, nuts and butter on the nose. Some tropical(coconut?) and chemical notes as well. Full-bodied. Rather sharp, great acidity. Some bitterness, good lenght.
White
2010 Tissot (Bénédicte et Stéphane / André et Mireille) Chardonnay Arbois France, Jura, Arbois
88 points
Flaxen, some green. Nutty aroma, ham, pears, slightly oxidized, very focused. Oily and smooth. Some bitterness and spices in the finish.
Nice acidity, good lenght.
White
2005 Jean Rijckaert Chardonnay Arbois en Paradis Vieilles Vignes France, Jura, Arbois
88 points
Golden, some green. Dried light fruit (like fig) on the nose. Also nuts, ham and washing-up liquid. Fullbodied and intense. Oxidized style. Different and interesting.

Flight 2 (2 notes)

White
2008 Tissot (Bénédicte et Stéphane / André et Mireille) Savagnin Arbois France, Jura, Arbois
89 points
Golden, some brown. Intense, acrid and "flor-like" aroma. Brown sugar and seaweed. Full-bodied, intense and sharp. Quite green, with high acidity (like green apple). Great lenght.
Very different style, interesting!
White
2010 Tissot (Bénédicte et Stéphane / André et Mireille) Arbois Les Bruyères France, Jura, Arbois
84 points
Some green colour. Green, pure and intense nose with root crops, thyme and detergent. Medium body, some residual Co2, residual sugar (15gr) and very spicy.
A challenging wine to judge. Not tasted anything like this before.
Vin de table.

Flight 3 (2 notes)

White
2008 Tissot (Bénédicte et Stéphane / André et Mireille) Arbois Clos de la Tour de Curon France, Jura, Arbois
93 points
Flaxen, with some green notes. A bit shy on the nose, but very elegant aroma of nuts, herbs, aceton and some sweetness (coconut). Medium body with velvet texture. High acidity (sitrus) and a spicy and very long finish. Layers of taste!
Very impressive and elegant, yet expensive ($100 in Norway).
White
2005 Tissot (Bénédicte et Stéphane / André et Mireille) Arbois Vin Jaune France, Jura, Arbois
91 points
Golden colour. Nutty, sherry-like aroma. Herbs, brown sugar, very pure. Intense on the palate. Spicy, high acidity, great lenght. Fascinating!
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