Condrieu, Northern Rhône

Stéphane Ogier

La Combe de Malleval Condrieu Viognier 2018

2018 vintage. Way more honeycomb and body than expected but still capable of a full palate takedown. — 11 days ago

Eric, Shay and 13 others liked this

Ludovic Courbis

Cornas Syrah 2018

Lyle Fass
9.5

This veers towards the Sozet school rather then the Beliando/Fauterie school. Mesmerizing nose of game, herbs, lavender, fresh tweed, blackberry, smoked meats, gravy, just impossibly complex and super super stunning. The black fruits are crystalline and focused. Wow. What purity. The lavender top note is truly spectacular. Palate is superb. Sweet fruited and with all kinds of freshness. Super acids. It’s 18 so there is a wall of tannin and also huge god level minerality. Olives galore on the palate. Stunning. But man does this need air. I’ll be back. Wow the energy on this wine is just incredible. Nose is crazy mineral now after 3 hours. Palate has picked up heft and minerality. So juicy. The most backwards young but maybe the most promising young vintage so far. — 10 days ago

Ely, Ron and 7 others liked this

Bernard Levet

La Chavaroche Côte-Rôtie Syrah

Sauvage

DAY 1
Served with the Vinloq System
👃Whoa! Rustic with cured meats, earth, leather, blue/black fruits, charred wood, & garrigue. Love this💕
👅Purple fruit, olives, garrigue, licorice & smoke. Rich and savory. Bold and delicious. Old world/old school. Bring on the grilled meat🥩

Remaining wine was Slow Decanted in my refrigerator

DAY 12
👃More pretty and slightly less wild now
👅More composed and maybe less fruit forward

Some may prefer this with more Slow Decanting to add more elegance and tame the beast a little, but I prefer the full-on sauvage form👍

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— 10 days ago

Jay, Bob and 22 others liked this

E. Guigal

La Doriane Condrieu Viognier 2016

Ron R
9.5

Just brilliant in every way. — 7 days ago

Tom, Hugh and 48 others liked this
vinokeeno

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Oh hell yes.
Jose Lorenzo

Jose Lorenzo

Elegance

Xavier Gerard

Collines Rhodaniennes Viognier 2020

Seemingly a bit oak heavy, but very good acidity, density and varietal character. — 9 days ago

Lyle, Andrew and 8 others liked this

Vignoble De Boisseyt

les Corbonnes Condrieu Viognier 2017

Lovely and very alive Condrieu😋 — 23 days ago

Jan, Peter and 4 others liked this

Robert Níero

Les Ravines Condrieu Viognier 2010

Wow. Pure and expressive peach nectar and buckwheat honey on the nose. The texture is absolutely sumptuous but kept bright with real acidity and a bitter, spicy bite on the finish. A real surprise. — 23 days ago

Peter, Ericsson and 30 others liked this

Jean-Luc Colombo

Terres Brulées Cornas Syrah 2015

Trying something different tonight. Nice northern Rhône style. Expressive nose. Somewhat grippy tannins. Medium body. Nice acidity. I decanted this for about 30 minutes and it improved with more time in the glass. — 2 days ago

Shay, Ron and 7 others liked this

Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah 2007

Always impressive that has an elegant & floral mouth feel showing black cherry, berry fruit, meat, olive, pepper, graphite, spice, mineral & violet — 9 days ago

A., Andrew and 12 others liked this

E. Guigal

La Mouline Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2003

Mike R
9.7

Amazing wine

Racy and finesse
I love raspberry ganache and hardcore mineral notes
Intense spine creates body and character that is purer than the Landonne or Turque but this is more elegant as the later two - stunning display of fruit and precision

This wine has ten plus years while I think this will not last as long as Turque or Landonne
— 5 days ago

Mike, Ray and 53 others liked this
Ray Vanderhoff

Ray Vanderhoff

Cannot agree with you more, Mike. E Guigal “La-La’s” are all World Class!
Eric

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Sounds fab. Nice note mike!