2000 Domaine de Montbourgeau L'Etoile Cuvée Spéciale

Chardonnay Blend

  • France
  • Jura
  • L'Etoile
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • BailliSacks Likes this wine:

    February 13, 2011 - Exciting, just what I'd hoped for from this Jura Chard.

  • blancdeblancs wrote:

    March 31, 2010 - slightly cloudy straw color. at first nose it's nail polish remover which morphs into walnuts---earthy, asparagus, almost a sweet-n-sour quality. full, round in the mouth with incredible acidity. definitely has lost some of its fruit mid-palate, but has lemony citrus to spare at the end. pure walnut fumes otf. after being open for a while, some musky qualities like lanolin start to emerge. killer!

  • BlumJ wrote:

    November 21, 2009 - mjmal's note is spot-on. This is wildly good wine.

  • mjmal wrote:

    January 27, 2009 - The nose features a panoply of wild aromas ranging from oily walnuts and pounded beef jerky to chalky limestone, dried sea salt, mineral spirits and latex. I’m sure this sounds odd but it is actually both entrancingly complex and decidedly inviting. In the mouth, the very first thing that unwaveringly comes to my mind is rich lobster bisque, complete with a dollop of sherry. At times, I am also reminded of thin-sliced roast beef au jus. Obviously, that salty/savory, surf ‘n turf dynamic is a big part of what this wine is about. At the same time, a starburst of acidity lends an absolute electric feel to the wine that simply never wavers. One of the fascinating aspects about the wine is that it almost seems to act like an aerosol spray—with the most intense concentration of flavor coming as the wine evaporates off the tongue after swallowing. It is there that the lovely nutty notes come out most strongly, along with flavors of caramel, marzipan, Montelimar nougat, vanilla bean and peanut brittle. The texture is oily, but the wine is barely medium-bodied. It finishes quite dry, with all that great inner perfume lasting a good long while. Needless to say, I very much dig this wine on a variety of levels.

  • slaton wrote:

    October 8, 2008 - sfwine: Wines of the Jura (San Francisco): Rather spirity on the nose, and very oxidative, with some hard to describe aromatics. Someone mentioned peppermint -- power of suggestion? Cuz I sure smell peppermint now. In terms of oxidation, this is the real deal but it seems terribly out of balance at present, with only the intense nuttiness and impressive length testifying to this wine's potential. I'd say it needs time, but I'm out of my league here.
    Update: The last glass of this is singing, four days after opening. Singing! Like a baby Vin Jaune. Really excellent. I guess these need time.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • Type White
  • Producer Domaine de Montbourgeau
  • Varietal Chardonnay Blend
  • Designation Cuvée Spéciale
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Jura
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation L'Etoile

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  • In Cellars 4 (31%)
  • Consumed 9 (69%)

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