Burgundy Dinner with Friends (Paris Club - Chicago IL): I haven't had this wine in 2 years, so am very pleased with how it is progressing. Lots of lemon, lime and lemon custard aromas to start. Slightly more tropical notes emerged with more time, but at its core this wine retained great fruit, concentration and energy. The last sip, almost 5 hours after the bottle was opened, was the very best.
Wines Tasted at HDH Auction (Tru - Chicago IL): Lots of floral and spice support for lush, ripe apple with tropical hints and some roasted almond character. Similarly lush and forward flavor profile, but there is sneaky acidity and minerality providing length, finesse and nuance from middle through long finish. I don't think I've had this since shortly after release. I like where it's heading but I think it still needs plenty of time to shed more baby fat.
HDH Auction (Tru - Chicago, IL): Really bright pear and apple fruits, an intense minerals. The palate was like a river stream, cool, elegant and refreshing. The acidity was beautiful. A great chardonnay.
Saturday Tasting Group (Knightsbridge Wine Shop (Northbrook, IL)): Remarkable wine. Waxy, slate, restrained. So much minerals, white peach, floral notes. Fantastic elegance in the aromatics. So many thoughts and descriptors - light nuts, light yellow olives, super intense and alive. Energy and life on the palate. It flies all around your mouth. Creamed corn and sweetness. Wet side walk. Holy crap this was awesome.
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