Francois Gerard

Condrieu Côte Chatillon Viognier

9.321 ratings
9.37 pro ratings
Condrieu, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Viognier
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Notes are from day 2 when wine is significantly better. Good on day 1 but also it was opened at end of night.

Floral as only Viognier can be. Honeydew melon, cantaloupe, exotic and even some honeysuckle. Palate is full and structured with undeniable freshness and great weight without being heavy. Long and lingering. Complex. Great aging potential. Awesome wine.

Notes are from day 2 when wine is significantly better. Good on day 1 but also it was opened at end of night.

Floral as only Viognier can be. Honeydew melon, cantaloupe, exotic and even some honeysuckle. Palate is full and structured with undeniable freshness and great weight without being heavy. Long and lingering. Complex. Great aging potential. Awesome wine.

Jun 18th, 2017
Matt Lasater

Balanced of rich aromatics, unctuousness and penetrating minerality. So perfumed. Violet, honeysuckle, peach blossom, ripe apricots/yellow peach, mandarin, asian pear, tropical, crushed granite, cream, sweet herbs, leesy. Very pleasant bitter note. Crazy textural presence

Balanced of rich aromatics, unctuousness and penetrating minerality. So perfumed. Violet, honeysuckle, peach blossom, ripe apricots/yellow peach, mandarin, asian pear, tropical, crushed granite, cream, sweet herbs, leesy. Very pleasant bitter note. Crazy textural presence

Feb 19th, 2017
Matt Walls

Author Drink Me, Quadrille, App editor The London Wine Guide, Judge for Decanter, IWSC, IWC, etc. , Freelance wine writer UK wine mags

9.4

Almond milk and apricots. Unashamedly full and round. All sewn up with lovely acidity and a twist of bitterness. Good length too. Absurdly good value at £35.

Almond milk and apricots. Unashamedly full and round. All sewn up with lovely acidity and a twist of bitterness. Good length too. Absurdly good value at £35.

Jun 20th, 2015
Scott Reiner

Racier w more minerality. Thinner but not o. A bad way.

Racier w more minerality. Thinner but not o. A bad way.

Oct 7th, 2014
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

Wine C

Wine C

Apr 24th, 2017
Adam Baker

Lemony, slightly floral. Hint of vanilla. Long finish. Excellent with baked lobster, paprika, white pepper, garlic powder. Bought from Corks (Rosenthal order).

Lemony, slightly floral. Hint of vanilla. Long finish. Excellent with baked lobster, paprika, white pepper, garlic powder. Bought from Corks (Rosenthal order).

Jun 23rd, 2019
Richard Portes

17.5. 2013. Unmistakable Viognier nose - apricots, honey. Lots of fruit, good acidity, long. Top Condrieu from a lesser name.

17.5. 2013. Unmistakable Viognier nose - apricots, honey. Lots of fruit, good acidity, long. Top Condrieu from a lesser name.

Apr 8th, 2017
JKT
9.2

Gordon's northern Rhone tasting 9/20/16. On granite and schist soil like others. Great nose and palate again. More age and more balanced. Yum.

Gordon's northern Rhone tasting 9/20/16. On granite and schist soil like others. Great nose and palate again. More age and more balanced. Yum.

Sep 21st, 2016
JKT
9.1

Gordon's northern Rhone tasting 9/20/16. Tropical fruits and more earth on nose and great mouth feel. Palate balanced and exotics fruit. Character of white pepper in all these wines and tension that snap it back from top much fruit. Almost creamy notes. Touch of nutmeg also typical.

Gordon's northern Rhone tasting 9/20/16. Tropical fruits and more earth on nose and great mouth feel. Palate balanced and exotics fruit. Character of white pepper in all these wines and tension that snap it back from top much fruit. Almost creamy notes. Touch of nutmeg also typical.

Sep 21st, 2016