Francois Gerard

Condrieu Côte Chatillon Viognier

9.310 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Condrieu, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Viognier
Top Notes For
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
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
Paul Cheyne

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If anybody at delectable is listening...
I really enjoy storing photos of labels here and occasionally prefer to comment on a wine. I mean do I get saddle of dressage horse leather or new car smell? These things matter. What I deeply dislike about delectable is I have to score a wine to comment. Scores are occasionally useful but ultimately a limiting way to quantify taste. So many of us here are quick to add our scores. While at the same time deservedly hate on yelp and the inherent limitations of critic 100 point systems. Delectable help people like me.

Aug 15th, 2015
Richard Portes

17+. 2013. Expressive nose, unmistakable Viognier, peaches and honey and... Golden. Legs. Soft but underlying acidity. V long. So much fruit on palate. Gerard will be a star

17+. 2013. Expressive nose, unmistakable Viognier, peaches and honey and... Golden. Legs. Soft but underlying acidity. V long. So much fruit on palate. Gerard will be a star

Jun 21st, 2015
Rory Pugh

Rory had this 5 years ago

Rory had this 5 years ago

May 28th, 2015
Kerry Seaworth

Kerry had this 5 years ago

Kerry had this 5 years ago

Mar 10th, 2015