Perhaps the least-well-known French winemaking region among wine drinkers in the United States is the Jura. One reason for that is that wines from the Jura are pretty uniformly unusual; I don’t think I have a particularly great wine palate, but I’ve been told numerous times that it takes a sophisticated palate to appreciate a Jura wine. True or not, and regardless of the state of my own, I love Jura wines. I’ve actually not tasted a single Jura wine from any producer that I’ve not been completely enamored with. (It’s not a long list; I’ve had four producers’ Jura wines.)
But I was really pleased to score a very special bottle of Jura wine, a 2009 Vin Jaune from Jacques Puffeney.