00 Domaine Marcel Deiss, Riesling Saint-Hippolyte
The residual sweetness is surprising, slightly encumbering the taste and texture of this otherwise pleasant, everyday riesling. As expected, it's really enhanced with food. Great with most cheeses, it'd probably be best with an onion cheesecake or lemon ricotta crostini, complementing--not contrasting--the fat. The aroma is resilient, volatile while still full with thick spiced vanilla, tangerines, and apricots. The palate is not as complex or very long, but just smoky and minerally enough (barely) to keep the sugar from being cloying.