Saturday, 28 January 2012

Domaine Tissot Selection 2008

Max Allen loves his wines from Jura as they offer something very unique.  The flavours of the wines from Jura are a mix between Sherry and aged Chardonnay which may make them a bit of a challenge for many people. Stephane Tissot is said to be the top producer from the region as he has some of the best vineyards within the region and he manages those vineyards using bio-dynamically practises. Once the grapes enter the winery, Stephane adheres to natural wine making practises which is another one of Max Allens favourite philosophies for producing interesting wines.

Domaine Tissot Selection 2008

I suggest that you leave this open for a day before you start tasting it as the flavours on the first day are pure Sherry.  Expect to see grilled nuts, lemon peel and sweet potpourri for 24 hours before a bit of Indian curry sets in with a lime wedge thrown in.  All I need now is some jasmine rice and I would have myself a meal. Even though I love the flavours of the wine, it is the texture that sets this part from your normal wine styles. Imagine crushing wax and quartz in a mortar and pestle and then drinking it. To quote Britney Spears 'oh baby baby'.

Alcohol: 13%
Price: $60
Rated: 90
Drink: You could drink it now but it will keep for a decade at least.
Importer: Heart & Soil

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