This magic elixir is said to be one of the hardest to get wines in the world. Crafted from a centuries old recipe passed down by the Lady Abbesses of Chateau-Chalon, "Galant des Abbesses" is a heated, spiced wine fortified with Marc de Franche-Comté and aged a minimum of five years. The recipe goes something like this: free run must flowing from the press is put in a copper cauldron, to which 25 spices, weighed to the nearest gram, are added. It is then heated at low temperature to reduce it, perhaps for a day or so. When thick with concentration, the syrupy juice is tipped into barrels with 1/3 old Marc de Franche-Comté, where it merges for at least three years. Of course, in the hands of Jura's iconic Jean Bourdy, this is biodynamically farmed chardonnay making up the base. Caves Bourdy are the oldest producer in the region, with a direct family line going back to the 16th century. Their cellars contain the oldest collection of vintage Château Chalon and Cotes du Jura in existence, with some wines going back to the 18th century. This golden wine exudes cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, wormwood, seville orange, tobacco, golden raisins, flakey pastry, ample wild meadow herbs, rancio notes over a thick, smooth palate that is lined with golden maple, cardamom, nutmeg. Acidity keeps pace, stringing this out along a very lengthy meringue enveloped finish. This amazing wine has in innumerous layers and incredibly intensity, hauntingly glorious now, but will last - oh - longer than you.
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A wine list from Flask published in the early 1970s
Driving down Ventura Blvd in Studio City in the 1960’s has something in common with today, Flask Fine Wine & Whisky- Flask first opened its doors to the public in 1962. Decades later and it still remains a respected fixture in the Los Angeles community.
We work directly with the wineries, distilleries and breweries to maintain a personal relationship with the creators of some of our favorite products.
We want to know their stories and how they produce bottles that fit into our unique collection. We make a point to keep our selection stocked with a wide variety, offering your classic Napa icons to your natural & organic wines.
We like to think of our whiskey and spirit section as more of a library where the rarest of bottles can be found.
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