Condrieu, Northern Rhône

Stephane Montez (Domaine du Monteillet)

Les Grandes Chaillées Condrieu Viognier 2018

Joy to arrive back in Western Australia from Condrieu and find this in one of our favourite wine stores ❤️ — 5 days ago

Geoff Reiser
with Geoff

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Blanc Marsanne Roussanne 2012

Seafood tower and...Fabulous bottle! Starting to enter its window. Rich but not heavy, fresh with bitter elements that blend nicely to offer contrast between its gras and broad fruit. I found it to be quite lively on the palate without sacrificing classic Hermitage blanc character. A true vin de terroir. Great evolution over a couple hours of air. — 6 days ago

Eric, Ira and 2 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

De l'Orée Ermitage Blanc Marsanne 2001

After having tasted two suboptimal white Hermitages last saturday, I have to admit that it can be a hit-and-miss when it comes to aging Rhône blancs....
But this one slightly restores my faith in doing so.
Golden colour, spicy tropical fruit, juicy and sappy in the midpalate and a long, rich and satisfying finish. No distracting notes of oxidation.
A wonderful bottle from a good but not a great vintage.
— 12 days ago

Marc, Ira and 15 others liked this

E. Guigal

Condrieu Viognier 2006

Revisiting the 2006. It has turned into a buttery sweet apricot/melon with a languorous acidity but no backbite. I could drink this and reflect on life, mountains, memories for hours. Lucky to have kept it this long — 16 days ago

Rene Rostaing

La Bonnette Condrieu Viognier 2009

Hi toned with great acid and bright floral fruit. Excellent — 20 days ago

Bex Green
with Bex
Daniel, Eric and 6 others liked this

Christophe Billon

Les Matisses Condrieu Viognier 2012

Last bottle. Still drinking strong. Very floral pink notes over integrated oak and honey finish. Super nice, pre- tariff score from Fass Selections — a month ago

Lyle FassMatthew Cohen
with Lyle and Matthew
Lyle, Matthew and 9 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Great stuff 👍👍
Matthew Cohen

Matthew Cohen

Wow. So glad you still have some.

M. Chapoutier

l'Ermite Ermitage Syrah 2005

Shay A

Got to pop some special bottles when my good friend Shawn came in to town!

We thought it would be fun to open this alongside the Horsepower for a small an ‘05, this was shockingly young. Gorgeous aromatic display of dried red flowers, herbs de Provence, underripe blackberries, and a touch of iron. On the palate, it unfurled a bit towards the end of the evening, revealing black currant, raspberries, coffee beans, smoked meats and a tangy mineral driven finish. This needs another 5 years and at that point, this may start approaching triple digits. Thanks
@Shawn R .
— 4 days ago

Shawn R
with Shawn
Tom, Paul and 55 others liked this

Michel & Stéphane Ogier (d'Ampuis)

La Rosine Syrah 2016

More spice driven than fruit...some bacon but a little more extracted than what i like — 6 days ago

Josh, Mike and 2 others liked this

Domaine Georges Vernay

Les Terrasses de l'Empire Condrieu Viognier 2016

Casey Curbow

Vibrant grapefruit and flowers. Great crafted cut. — 24 days ago

Aurelien Pinheiro

Saint Joseph Syrah 2017

Lyle Fass

I think we sold this for under $23. What St. Joseph used to cost when I was coming up. Smoke, blueberry, blackberry, granite, spice and earth. Lovely nose. So so classic. Palate is juicy and super mineral. Lovely freshness and some slate like tannins. Good fruit soak and lovely hint of rusticity. Mineral. Really a mineral wine. I love this style. Good structure as well. Will improve for 5-6 years. Will update as it airs. Keeps changing. — 4 days ago

E, Iwan and 6 others liked this
Jonathan Wall

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Sounds like my kind of stuff. Thanks for the tip. I’ll look for it.