Condrieu, Northern Rhône

Yves Cuilleron a Chavanay

La Petite Côte Condrieu Viognier 2019

The Dr. Pepper to shake up my Cola habit. Condrieu is something different - thick, waxy texture, concentrated like mercury. Yellow canned peaches in syrup, apricot jam, starfruit, honey, and the most awesome orange liquor.

Condrieu or Cointreau?
— 10 days ago

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Lol. Great producer tho.
Ely Cohn

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@Jay Kline I loved it! Was meant to be complimentary 😀
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@Ely Cohn oh, I know.

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Syrah 1998

Ki Punwar

Still drinking well- I think this has hit its plateau; deep dark color with wonderful notes of Olive tapenade, blackberry and great acidity on the finish. — 2 days ago

Eric and Lyle liked this

Michel & Stéphane Ogier (d'Ampuis)

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2010

Jeremy Shanker

A baby but highly enjoyable. Blackberry, thyme, purple olive and rosemary. — 11 days ago

Severn, Bob and 3 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 1998

Wow, this was showing so much dark fruit, spice & mineral rich & open that everyone felt was showing better than the Cathleen — 21 days ago

Alex, Andrew and 9 others liked this

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 1999

Tart, dried blackberry fruit leather, earthy breeze smell on the nose (I don’t know what that means either, but that’s the first words to come to mind). Blackberry bramble, silk, and pepper. Some iron, but it’s soften over the years. This is a Belgian Sheepdog wine. Dark, bold, elegant, eager to please any Syrah fan. I want to go for a long hike through the woods, picking wild blackberries with this dog. Then we go home and share leg of lamb, rub the dogs silky ears, and drink this (just me. Don’t give alcohol to dogs). — 14 days ago

Hermes, Joshua and 4 others liked this
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

You say that now, but once the Min Pin has some Rose’ in him the fun begins

M. Chapoutier

Chante - Alouette Hermitage Blanc Marsanne 2015

Served blind. Called Rhône white, mostly Marsanne or Roussane so I wasn’t too far off. Impressive body, slightly hot on the finish. Lots of tropical fruits with a slight oily texture that I found very enjoyable. — 3 days ago

Ira and Ely liked this

Rene Rostaing

Ampodium Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2016

Wow. PNP and drinking beautifully. Bramble, rosehips, succulent midsummer plum. Hint of olive brine, iodine. Incredible minerality. Incisive. A bit of nuanced bitterness — 16 days ago

Paul, Andrew and 21 others liked this


Oh hell yes.

Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2008

Pure & clean notes that had an elegant & silky texture on the palate showing dark cherry, berry fruit, graphite, spice, mineral & violet. — 12 days ago

Josh, Severn and 16 others liked this

E. Guigal

La Turque Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2017

Very powerful nose and very long finish with peppery aftertaste. This will evolve beautifully but drinks great now. Very balanced despite maximum extraction. — 5 days ago

Vino, David and 12 others liked this
Vino Joe

Vino Joe

Great to hear! I have been sitting on several slightly older vintages and may need to cowboy up and try a few.

Bernard Burgaud

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2015

Pop and pour yesterday, at which point it was absolutely stunning. Notes from 24 hrs open. On the nose: soft cola, olive brine, wet stone, a touch of game, cool sandalwood. Absolutely spectacular aromatics. On the palate: fantastic acidity, tomato leaf, olive, black raspberry, lovely density with very finely grained tannin on the juicy finish. This is spectacular. — 17 days ago

Peter, Andrew and 8 others liked this
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he is a god