Vin Jaune 99 Mois d'Elevage 2011
The abundant 2011 harvest allowed Stephane Tissot to experiment with a few barrels, with a view to extended ageing under flor, beyond the traditional six years. The fruit source combines the famous En Spois and Tour de Curon terroirs. Just six barrels were set aside for extended ageing in a warmer cellar than usual. But four of those barrels developed no flor, so they aged more oxidatively. So this is Vin Jaune a la Amontillado. Complicated and complex, both the process and the final wine. Expect a wine of almost unlimited power and density. Nutty, rich, honeyed, spiced, yellow-fruited and unforgettable.