Domaine Georges Vernay

Les Terrasses de l'Empire Condrieu Viognier

9.218 ratings
9.38 pro ratings
Condrieu, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Viognier
Turkey, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Pork, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Quinoa, Mushrooms, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
boyd pearson

Best condrieu ever had.

Best condrieu ever had.

Jun 10th, 2020
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.2

Vibrant grapefruit and flowers. Great crafted cut.

Vibrant grapefruit and flowers. Great crafted cut.

Jan 1st, 2020
Jordan Wardlaw

Lovely Viognier. Pungent, floral, lifted and graceful. Lingering mineral and saline character. Tremendous freshness.

Lovely Viognier. Pungent, floral, lifted and graceful. Lingering mineral and saline character. Tremendous freshness.

Nov 1st, 2018
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9.3

Limpid yellow. Incisive aromas of fresh citrus and orchard fruits, ginger and violet are joined by hints of chalky minerals, fennel and white pepper. Juicy and sharply focused on the palate, offering fresh pear and Meyer lemon flavors that show impressive clarity and minerally drive. The citrus fruit and floral notes come back strong on the vibrant finish, which hangs on with excellent focus and tenacity. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2018)

Limpid yellow. Incisive aromas of fresh citrus and orchard fruits, ginger and violet are joined by hints of chalky minerals, fennel and white pepper. Juicy and sharply focused on the palate, offering fresh pear and Meyer lemon flavors that show impressive clarity and minerally drive. The citrus fruit and floral notes come back strong on the vibrant finish, which hangs on with excellent focus and tenacity. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2018)

Oct 31st, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Stunning. Floral. Wow. Textured and fresh. Long and balanced. Salty finish. Long. Complex.

Stunning. Floral. Wow. Textured and fresh. Long and balanced. Salty finish. Long. Complex.

Jan 30th, 2018
Josh Morgenthau

Updated review...
The bottle has been open in my fridge for 1 week and it’s hit a new level... exploding with lots of tropical fruits and the oak playing a buttery supporting role. Fantastic. Preview of good things to come. 9.1 —> 9.3

These are my notes from night 1:
Oak. Pineapple and some preserved lemon. Mineral, only a touch oily and subacid on the palate, though probably not by Rhone white standards. Pretty introvert. Well-measured, but the elements haven’t come together yet. No fireworks at this point in its evolution.

Updated review...
The bottle has been open in my fridge for 1 week and it’s hit a new level... exploding with lots of tropical fruits and the oak playing a buttery supporting role. Fantastic. Preview of good things to come. 9.1 —> 9.3

These are my notes from night 1:
Oak. Pineapple and some preserved lemon. Mineral, only a touch oily and subacid on the palate, though probably not by Rhone white standards. Pretty introvert. Well-measured, but the elements haven’t come together yet. No fireworks at this point in its evolution.

1 person found it helpfulSep 19th, 2020
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.2

Drinking Georges Vernay Condrieu in... Condrieu. It is essential Condrieu - floral, hazelnut, grapefruit, nice acidity. No flaws.

Drinking Georges Vernay Condrieu in... Condrieu. It is essential Condrieu - floral, hazelnut, grapefruit, nice acidity. No flaws.

1 person found it helpfulApr 15th, 2018
Nelson Fitch

Delicious. Close to having a flab problem. Density builds with air. Time for more Condrieu.

Delicious. Close to having a flab problem. Density builds with air. Time for more Condrieu.

Jul 31st, 2020
gena sommelier

Balanced and elegant

Balanced and elegant

Sep 28th, 2019
Keith Crump

Bright and sharp better than others I have kept longer

Bright and sharp better than others I have kept longer

Nov 4th, 2018