4345 CH.BELAIR MONANGE SAINT-EMILION 1ER GRAND CRU CLASSE 2016 750ml A693 DOMAINE DE LA PINTE ARBOIS TROUSSEAU 2018 750ml A076 KAKUREI 鶴齢の梅酒 純米吟醸仕込み 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml
[JEAN-PIERRE MOUEIX Vineyards]

A blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Belair Monange comes strutting out of the glass like a total rock star with gregarious red cherries, blackberries and warm plums scents plus hints of lavender, rose hip tea, powdered cinnamon, cigar box and camphor. Medium-bodied, it completely fills the palate with vibrant red and black fruit layers, framed by a firm backbone of grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long and perfumed. RP97+, WS95-98
Trousseau is another local grape variety in Jura, but only covers 5% of the Jura vineyards since it is not easy to manage(it requires more sun than other Jura varieties to ripe). Quality is excellent. Much more structured than Poulsard, yet floral, juicy, and lovely sweetness. Premium Umeshu. Usually Umeshu is made of Ume, liquor(distilled. shochu etc) and sugar. Kakurei Umeshu is made of Ume and Junmai Ginjou. Super refined, natural sweetness. Released once a year with limited quantity. Good for both cold temperature and hot temperature.