Condrieu, Northern Rhône

Christophe Billon

Les Matisses Condrieu Viognier 2012

Amazing golden color in the glass!

Nose is just jumping out of the glass, much improved in a year, lavender honey, ripe papaya, pineapple core, hints of oak and fresh sage.

Palate has banana peel, mango, cold butter, lemon pith, orange pith and granite pebbles.

Last bottle 😕. Likely this could hold until 2022+ and continue to improve.
— 12 days ago

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Thanks @Sharon B I tried to get the @Ryan Vento swirl effect, but I still need more practice, it's a challenge to the the wine moving, and get the right shot.
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Luyton Michéle

Hermitage Syrah 2015

Lyle Fass
9.4

A beast as expected but so much freshness and length. Nose is gorgeous. Lovely blackberry, granite and hint of funk. Floral and gamey with some herbal aspects as well. Lovely raspberry. So fresh and pure. Deep and layered. Palate is rich and ripe with serious structure and freshness. Big tannins and a bit backwards now but it’s all there and has insane length and freshness. — 3 days ago

Jonathan, Dawn and 7 others liked this

Delas Frères

Les Bessards Hermitage Syrah 1999

Scarlet tawny. Dark but translucent. Black cherry, some menthol. Woody. With air this powers up and has a big impact. Balanced in the mouth, with plenty of stuffing for a long life in front of it. The acidity is vibrant. Long finish. — 6 days ago

Ira, LM and 10 others liked this

Delas Frères

La Galopine Condrieu Viognier 2012

An amazing Viognier from the Delas Maison. Well balanced, violette notes mixed with apricot and orange flavors. Still two bottle hiding in my cellar... — 6 days ago

Jeffrey, Paul and 3 others liked this

Domaine Si Le Vin

SYLVAIN BADEL Eternel Condrieu Viognier 2017

Jeremy Shanker
9.1

First time trying this Condrieu. Way crisper and leaner than expected. — 13 days ago

E, Daniel and 3 others liked this

Yves Cuilleron

La Petite Côte Condrieu Viognier 2014

Очень элегантное чудесное вино - ароматы ванили, мёда , абрикосов и , миндаля, фиалки . Шёлковая текстура , красивый медово-золотистый оттенок вина , долог послевкусие — 19 days ago

Marc Sorrel

Le Gréal Hermitage Syrah 1988

Garnet color with slight browning at the rim. Leather, jerky, black current, dry leaves and spice. Drying on the palate, with balsamic undertones that suggests it might be past its prime days. Long finish. Drink up. — 4 days ago

Ira, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

E. Guigal

Condrieu Viognier 2016

Founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Côte-Rôtie. One-third of this bottling sees new oak, while the rest goes into stainless steel. Pale lemon color with stone fruits, floral and sweet spice aromas. On the palate pronounced flavors of ripe apple, apricot, peach, honeysuckle and white pepper. Full body with vivid acidity, medium+ finish ending with toasty smoke notes. — 19 days ago

Alex, Lisa and 1 other liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Syrah 2011

Ok. This is my personal favorite wine, no matter the vintage, varietal or the dollar value. If i was granted one wine forever, this is it. As a Rhône warrior it exceeds expectations, and drinks like an amazing burgundy. Still young, no nose upon opening. An hour later this massive floral nose permeates though the rum of the glass. Tannins not fully integrated yet with a pleasant acidity. Time is beyond its friend. Earth tones are present along with expresso and tobacco. Red fruit front and center with a long finish. Wish this could be everyday Allday. — 6 days ago

Shay, Vanessa and 8 others liked this

Rémy Nodin

Les Eygats Cornas Syrah 2017

Lyle Fass
9.4

Sick as always. Huge black fruit and very floral. Huge granite, a raspberry pastille element, mint, spice and huge spice. Wow. Insanely deep and complex nose that is much more layered and complex than the Mazel. Palate is super complex and so refined. Amazing purity and depth. Terrific energy and is so juicy. Really impressive. Wow is this elegant. Insane value. — 9 days ago

Keith, Neil and 7 others liked this