White - Fortified

N.V. Château D'Arlay Macvin du Jura Vin de liqueur macvin


  • France
  • Jura
  • Macvin du Jura
Drink between 2008 - 2024 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • JohnTheBastard Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 16, 2019 - Another surprise hit at the Jura tasting, where the audience usually balks at any hint of RS. I think the weird production process made them more open to the experience. The character of the marc was really evident: green tannins of stems and seeds, with grappa-like kerosene flavors, but all floating on the rich raisiny sweetness of the underlying juice. Macvin is so weird and fun. I should be drinking more of it.

  • PacoHigon Likes this wine:

    February 3, 2019 - 2/3 de vino y 1/3 de marc, se cría durante 7 años en fudres de roble y alcanza un grado alcohólico de 17%. De color dorado en la nariz domina el carácter del marc, lleno de finura y con excelente definición, hay también matices de higos secos y algo de fruta blanca. En boca tiene carácter, sensaciones licorosas, dulzor comedido, muy buena acidez, largo y estructurado.

  • scott w Likes this wine:

    October 23, 2017 - Yes plastic, yes chemical, yes zucchini all just on the nose! and imho very enjoyable on the palate, caramel and butterscotch?? Really the most interesting bottle I have opened in a long time. Opened this last night when Adam and Lea came over for dinner because I knew he was the only possible person that I know who might enjoy something this interesting :)

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  • klezman wrote:

    October 22, 2017 - God help me, but somehow it's zucchini bread as David_t says below. Plenty of chemical on the nose, as others have noted. Bizarre,, but as others have said, oddly enjoyable.

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  • David_T wrote: 90 points

    January 1, 2017 - Again unique. I still get the mineral spirits on the nose, this time squash not zucchini as the secondary aroma. The palate is mostly caramel/butterscotch. Consistently sweet compared to my first bottle but balanced by minerala notes. Not young but not showing any signs of aging either.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/18/2016 (link) 94 points

    (NV Château D'Arlay Macvin du Jura Vin de liqueur macvin) Light medium straw yellow color; lifted, golden raisin, almond, rye bread nose; delicious, oily textured, nutty, golden raisin, almond, rye bread, pear nectar palate; very long finish (17% alcohol; w/7-year old marc)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer Château D'Arlay
  • Varietal Savagnin
  • Designation Vin de liqueur macvin
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Jura
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Macvin du Jura

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 87 (41%)
  • Consumed 123 (58%)

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