Jacques Puffeney Trousseau Arbois Cuvee Les Berangeres 2005
You don’t see a lot of Arbois wines around, which is a shame if this bottle is any indication. Given, Puffeney is acknowledged as the top producer of the region, but still, there is something special going on here. Arbois is a relatively large appellation located in the Jura region of eastern France. The red wines of the region are made from Pinot Noir and Poulsard grapes.
This is both a singular and an absolutely compelling wine. With a nose of earthy and minerally berry fruit, this is elegant and yet forward with a touch of licorice. The palate had awesome tart earth and loamy elements, with heavy minerality and yet juicy fruit that you don’t see as much in true old world wines. With a combination of beautiful flavour and fundamental elegance, this wine will appease most any jaded palate. 13.5% abv.
Excellent and Highly Recommended.
$30 at K&L