Jacques Puffeney Trousseau Arbois Cuvee Les Berangeres 2005

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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


  1. J. Song
    April 11, 2009

    After the way you described this wine I can’t see how anyone would be able to stop from picking up a bottle. I intend to do so when I come back to California in a few weeks!

    Joon S.

  2. Shea
    April 11, 2009

    It is a highly fantastic wine. If you can’t find this particular one, try for anything by the same producer.

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