Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils, Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos des Argillières 1er Cru 1990

D. Rion Nuits Argillieres 1990 #1

Twenty-five years on tasting.

Deeper in color than the ’88: ’90 is crimson compared to oxblood ’88.  More breadth to the ’90 and modal: associations run to cherry cordial, old teak, smoky black tea, christmas pudding.  Figgy, full of flavor, swollen but not fat, with fine lines of acidity to finish the wine.  Now – 2020.

A qualitative choice: ’90 to those who prefer gushing fruit and luxuriant textures; ’88 for those seeking transparency.

’90 panoramic; ’88 prismatic. Nosce te ipsum.

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