Very good, but at the upper limit of age for a condrieu and my palate. On the nose: honey, almond, tangerine, honeysuckle, candied ginger. On the palate, good acid, tangerine oil infused with herbs, pickled ginger...amazing density, and showing a lovely salinity and savory character on the finish. — 12 days ago
Beautiful entry-level cuvée by one of the great artisans of the Northern Rhône.
Simple and straightforward Syrah. Nose and attack on fresh black fruits (blackberries, blueberries). Clear neat body, enhanced with touches of violet, white pepper, and slightly minty, characteristic of Syrah ... Final which unfolds admirably with delicately chiseled tannins. Nice bottle to open as an aperitif, on a cold meats and cheese board, ideally accompanied by some fruit and nuts, and a piece of fresh baguette.
Belle cuvée d’entrée de gamme par l’un des grands artisans du Rhône Nord.
Syrah simple et droite tres gourmande. Nez et attaque sur les fruits noirs frais (mûres, myrtilles). Corp limpide soigné, réhaussé de touches de violette, poivre blanc, et légèrement mentholée, caractéristique de la Syrah... Finale qui se déploie admirablement avec des tanins délicatement ciselés. Belle bouteille à ouvrir des l’apéro, sur une planche de charcuterie et fromages, idéalement accompagnés de quelques fruits et noix, et un bout de baguette fraîche. — a month ago
My btl didn't show like the other notes suggest. Opened yesterday, unrefrigerated on the counter overnight, notes from Day 2 open, though not so much progression from Day 1. This is not intense, savory Hermitage, it is floral and elegant...more Cote Rotie imo. On the nose: sweet blackberry perfume, with a touch of tar in the background, and then more soft blackberry. On the palate, fantastic acidity, and excellent density...high-toned raspberry, then juicy and zippy blackberry, with excellent salinity. Weightless and elegant, with a soft tannic spice. The finish is juicy and well-structured...a fantastic btl of Syrah. — 3 days ago
Wonderful white Rhône—perfumed and heady, with a charming nose of stone fruit (mostly apricot and peach) and flowers. Smooth and viscous mouthfeel and with nice balance of acid, fruit and minerals. Slight tang of bitterness on the finish, which may have been caused by my food pairing. Enjoyed the 2017 vintage with Thai beef curry and rice. — 13 days ago
Easily one of the best Condrieu in the entire appellation. Next level nose. Just gorgeous. Melon, cantaloupe, floral, amazing layered nose of many levels. So subtle. Floral but so so detailed. Sickness. Palate is insanely elegant and haunting. Just beautiful. Tangy fruit that floats like a cloud. Long finish that takes over your mouth. — a month ago
Delicious. Close to having a flab problem. Density builds with air. Time for more Condrieu. — 11 days ago
Small unknown Rhône producer.
Maybe the most delicious dry wine I’ve ever had. That does not mean the best. It’s very good. But the most delicious.
Nose is balanced tropical fruit and some floral elements. Nice. As it opens (45 minutes) tropical fruit perfume. Pure Amazon jungle.
The palate is sick. The most perfect elegant tropical fruit cocktail ever. A touch of honey. Not overblown. Just perfect. You could drink an entire bottle in about 5 minutes. So good. Juicy and delicious. Not super mineral. Lovely texture. Announces its presence in a clear yet unobtrusive way. Like an English butler.
Finish is lovely tropical fruit. Long. Juicy. Echoes of large stone minerality. Maybe some nuttiness.
Bought from fass selections.
— 23 days ago
This is something! It needs time and air. And don’t drink it too cold, it will develop fantastic aromas for those who like oak. A bottle might be a bit much but a glass or two, count me in. — 16 days ago