Amazing nose of glorious apricot with citrus you can just scent over and over with wonderful full round mouth feel that only Condrieu at its unctuous best can give.Get Condrieu right and the reward is one of the most hedonistic white wines in the world – the trick is to get the balance between ripeness and flavour to give it the full exotic aromas and flavours.
Stephane Ogier is at the top of his game. In addition to having excellent vineyards, he is clearly so focused on the quality of the wines, the balance, the freshness, complexity, purity, texture and vineyard expression. It's very impressive.
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“100% Viognier. Tasted blind. Tinned-peach-in-syrup aromas. Broad-shouldered and almost Sauternes-like honeyed oily mouthfeel, moderate acidity and a rich and full luscious finish. The acidity just holds this together.”JancisRobinson.com
“Lemon verbena and apricot. Soft, juicy, with a touch of apricot skin to the green tea and white flowers. It's opulent but not massive, with good depth of Condrieu character. Very good example of Condrieu in 2019, not overly opulent nor is it weak in fruit. He will release the 2018 Vieilles Vignes de Jacques Vernay in 2022; he has made it in 2019, but it won't be available to taste until release. Partly from Malleval, partly from Saint Pierre de Boeuf. 2/3 in Stockinger demi-muid. Malo blocked in 2019.”Decanter