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2009 Marcel Cabelier Château-Chalon

Savagnin

  • France
  • Jura
  • Château-Chalon
Drink between 2019 - 2021 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • vinum bonum wrote: 90 points

    August 29, 2021 - Belle couleur or. Le nez ne force pas sur l'oxydatif, il y a bien d'autres choses à renifler, çà fait mûr et costaud, ce que confirme la suite. La matière est concentrée, assez ronde (une pointe de SR ?) et enveloppante, c'est une bonne surprise car je n'en n'attendais pas grand-chose. La bouteille est vite descendue, le vin est bien équilibré malgré sa puissance. Un bon Château Chalon qui justifie son appellation.

  • forceberry wrote: 91 points

    August 26, 2021 - A Vin Jaune from La Maison du Vigneron, a large yet quality-oriented co-operative-turned-négociant, sold under the Marcel Cabelier brand name. All the Savagnin grapes come from the tiny appellation of Château-Chalon and, according to the appellation regulations, these wines are made only in declared vintages there the quality is sufficiently high throughout the appellation. Aged sous voile for a minimum of 75 months. 14,5% alcohol.

    Deep, luminous lemon-yellow color. Quite concentrated but also moderately dry and nutty nose with savory aromas of chopped hazelnuts, hay, some ripe Granny Smith apple, light oxidative notes of roasted nuts, a little bit of lemony citrus fruits, a peaty hint of smoke and a touch of toasty oak spice. The wine is broad, slightly concentrated and pretty tangy on the palate with a medium-to-moderately full body and intense flavors of ripe lemony citrus fruits, aldehydic salinity, some sweeter notes of apple jam and ripe nectarine, light herbal notes of lemongrass, a little bit of creamy oak and a floral hint of white orchard flowers. The moderately high acidity keeps the wine nicely in balance, lending it great sense of freshness and structure. The finish is sharp and tangy with bright flavors of aldehydic salinity and green almonds, some ripe Granny Smith apple tones, a little bit of lemon marmalade, light notes of sorrel, a toasty hint of sweet wood or even brioche and a touch of crunchy gooseberry.

    This wine was tasted alongside the La Maison du Vigneron Château-Chalon 2009, which supposedly is the same wine, but the wines didn't feel entirely similar. I don't know if the wines are made separately or if there was only some differences in the aging conditions between the release and the purchase, but even though the styles were quite similar (pretty ripe, slightly sweet-toned and oak showing a bit), the La Maison du Vigneron C-C felt a bit more substantial and concentrated in style with a slightly sweeter-toned overall character, while this Marcel Cabelier version was slightly drier, less concentrated and slightly lower-key in overall character. The differences were pretty minuscule and both the wines were pretty great, especially for a large négociant wines - albeit a bit on the glossy, polished style for the genre - but if push came to shove, I'd go for the La Maison du Vigneron bottling over this Marcel Cabelier label. However, good value at 46€ for a 0,62-liter clavelin.

  • apple1813 wrote: 92 points

    July 26, 2020 - 2009 Marcel Cabelier Château-Chalon was stylish and complex. The vin jaune was uncorked and aerated for twenty four hours as per the conventional wisdom. It was clear and pale gold in colour without any sediments. Aromas of apple and orange peels was followed by waxed leather, walnut, toast and subtle crème brûlée. The mouthfeel was dry, intense and medium-bodied, with high level of sharp acidity and a long stylish finish of browning apples, grapefruits, complex spices, nuts and saline minerality.

    The compost-like browning fruit peels and rancio flavours might not appeal to most tasters. Personally, Château-Chalon is a special wine that conveys a unique sense of place, and tasting vin jaune delivers thought-provocative intellectual pleasure. It can mentally transport tasters to Jura and Geneva, and can partially satisfy the desire of international travelling these days.

  • sjw_11 wrote: 92 points

    October 13, 2019 - Deep yellow. Classic vin jaune nose reminiscent more of sherry than a typical wine. The palate opens crisp with a touch of citrus and closes with rich nutty complexity. Lingering finish. Delicious, if you like the style. Idea as an aperitif or to accompany firm cheese.

  • David Houston wrote:

    September 6, 2019 - This wine has an odd look and comes in an unusual size. I'd read notes where the flavour was not to everyones taste.
    I took it out the fridge about 3 hours before serving and opened it an hour later. Serving temperature around 14C. It has a bit of a sherry or port aroma, it is strong for a chardonnay at 14.5%. (and as has been pointed out that's because it's not!) It's Savagnin. No idea why I thought it was chardonnay.
    It was drunk with large portions of mature Comté cheese. The initial taste is quite off putting almost like wine vinegar, but as it lingers in the mouth it opens out to a quite long and pleasant aftertaste. After a few sips you get used to the initial taste. It complemented the strong cheese really well. Being from much the same region we'd hoped that would be the case.
    Not a wine for regular drinking but I'd have it again with the cheese or perhaps a chicken dish with a strong sauce.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White
  • Producer Marcel Cabelier
  • Varietal Savagnin
  • Designation n/a
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  • Country France
  • Region Jura
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  • Appellation Château-Chalon
  • UPC Code 3590590879379

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  • In Cellars 21 (64%)
  • Consumed 12 (36%)

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