Bright garnet. Chocolate, plums, cherries, tea leaves and barely overripe strawberries. The palate is quite sleek with rosehips dominating, nicely caressing tannins and a hint of finishing heat. To sum up, this is a little hollow and disjointed now, and I'm not sure if it has the backbone to last. Pleasant and competent, though, with nice typicity.
2007 Produttori Riserva (Langhe Osterio): This wine stands out across the riserva lineup and not in the most positive way. It has a very warm nose with lots of rustic spice. More of medium tannins with a shortish finish. "one of these things is not like the other" went through my head when it sat alongside the Muncagotta and the Paje.
Produttori Dinner (Osteria Langhe - Chicago, IL): My least favorite of the evening, and the only wine that lived up to my (grossly inaccurate) preconceived notion of this vintage. The fruit seemed really slick and glossy and the wine just didn't hold the alcohol in the elegant way that most of the other crus did. Again, time could certainly be the wine's ally, but not a very good showing.
The Chicago Science Club does 2007 Produttori (Chicago, IL): Perhaps the black sheep of the stable, this is the cru that stands alone. Very dark with plums and blackberries on the nose. This was perhaps the first bottle where I did find a little bit of heat in the wine. The midpalate and finish thins out a bit too.
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