Made with 100% Vieilles Vignes or old vine Viognier. Around 10 months in new and one old barrels. The wine sees no fining and only light filtration.
Typical if not quintessential Viognier, this Condrieu has a pure and precise frame festooned with hedonistic delights. Exquisite.
Plump, with melon, creamed pear and yellow plum fruit mixed together, laced with green almond and honeysuckle notes on the flattering finish. A hedonist's delight.
93 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, November 2019.
The 2018 Condrieu is straight-up classic stuff, displaying lots of exotic peach, flowers, and pineapple notes as well as a medium to full-bodied, bright, fresh, yet textured style on the palate. It has subtle oak and spans the gap between the uber-rich and the leaner versions of Condrieu.
92-94 points, jebdunnuck.com, August 2019.
Aged half in new oak and half in second use oak, the 2018 Condrieu is smoky and cedary, yet it still pumps out Viognier's floral aromas. It's medium to full-bodied, with a lovely, silky texture, finishing plush, rich and long, with echoing spice notes.
(91-93) points, Wine Advocate (December 2019)