Some Sunday wines

Chicago, IL

Tasted December 2, 2018 by acyso with 70 views

Flight 1 (5 notes)

White
2015 Domaine Ostertag Riesling Heissenberg France, Alsace
90 points
Quite nice -- this balances the richness and acidity very well, to form a well-balanced wine, with pleasant complexity. A touch spicy on the finish, with a really rounded texture. Honeyed as well, the acidity keeps this from getting heavy.
White
2014 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis France, Burgundy, Chablis
90 points
Wax top. Really nice, with a surprisingly waxy palate and a slightly slick texture that is cut nicely by the acid. Lean and fairly tart fruits, with good acidity and chalkiness. Not too complex, but the structure is lovely.
Red
2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja
88 points
Plenty of the green tones on the nose, with those expected dilly notes. The palate shows a little herbal, and some light but very pleasant red fruits. Grainy and young, this needs more time to settle.
Red
1995 Louis Jadot Corton-Pougets Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton Grand Cru
88 points
Much, much better than the last bottle from the same lot, which was way too poopy. To be sure, there was plenty of that here as well, but there were still some undercurrents of interesting fruit and earth. The palate at this point is all structure -- acid and tannin. This isn't the softest wine, and the fruit is dried and attenuated.
Red
2010 Castello di Neive Barbaresco Albesani Santo Stefano Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco
90 points
The nose on this was fairly expressive when it was popped, but seemed to dumb down quite quickly. Tons of tannin on the palate, which is really the most prominent thing right now, but the red fruit is sweet and pretty, and there are wisps of the perfume that are quite alluring too. Perhaps a hint of spice on the back end?
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