Yves Cuilleron

La Petite Côte Condrieu Viognier

9.012 ratings
9.25 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
Will Stanley

I first enjoyed this Condrieu ‘La Petite Côte’ from Yves Cuilleron earlier in the year at which time it was gloriously vibrant, lithe and very enjoyable. This time round it showed notably different; it seemed dull and heavy by comparison.

Quite oaky, with forest floor, white peach, anise, and grapefruit. A pleasing palate, but my experience can’t help but be tainted by its poor performance this time round.

Condrieu of course unusually benefits from being drunk young - could the six months or so since I last enjoyed it have seen it go over the hill? Or simply bottle variation, perhaps?

A shame, but such is wine: unpredictable! I have one bottle left which I’ll hang on to.

I first enjoyed this Condrieu ‘La Petite Côte’ from Yves Cuilleron earlier in the year at which time it was gloriously vibrant, lithe and very enjoyable. This time round it showed notably different; it seemed dull and heavy by comparison.

Quite oaky, with forest floor, white peach, anise, and grapefruit. A pleasing palate, but my experience can’t help but be tainted by its poor performance this time round.

Condrieu of course unusually benefits from being drunk young - could the six months or so since I last enjoyed it have seen it go over the hill? Or simply bottle variation, perhaps?

A shame, but such is wine: unpredictable! I have one bottle left which I’ll hang on to.

Jan 1st, 2021
Will Stanley

Liquid sunshine! Easily one of the best whites of the year so far is this Condrieu from Yves Cuilleron. A drop-dead gorgeous wine that soaks the palate with a multitude of tropical fruits and a cotton wool texture, whilst keeping the drama alive with good acidity. The finish is impressively long and ends on a distinctly dry, slightly bitter note that only adds to the overall complexity. Incredibly enjoyable and - whisper it - a bloody good accompaniment to takeaway tandoori chicken.

Liquid sunshine! Easily one of the best whites of the year so far is this Condrieu from Yves Cuilleron. A drop-dead gorgeous wine that soaks the palate with a multitude of tropical fruits and a cotton wool texture, whilst keeping the drama alive with good acidity. The finish is impressively long and ends on a distinctly dry, slightly bitter note that only adds to the overall complexity. Incredibly enjoyable and - whisper it - a bloody good accompaniment to takeaway tandoori chicken.

Jul 13th, 2020
Paco Suro

Year over year. Just love this.

Year over year. Just love this.

Nov 29th, 2019
Ed Lehrman

I’ve had this a few times recently and really enjoyed.

I’ve had this a few times recently and really enjoyed.

Aug 13th, 2019
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9.3

Bright, green-tinged yellow. Penetrating aromas of fresh citrus and pit fruits are complicated by suggestions of chalky minerals and pungent flowers. Juicy and sharply focused, offering vibrant pear, Meyer lemon and honeysuckle flavors that show very good clarity and minerally lift. The mineral and floral notes carry through the incisive finish, which lingers with strong tenacity. Raised in neutral barriques. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, May 2020)

Bright, green-tinged yellow. Penetrating aromas of fresh citrus and pit fruits are complicated by suggestions of chalky minerals and pungent flowers. Juicy and sharply focused, offering vibrant pear, Meyer lemon and honeysuckle flavors that show very good clarity and minerally lift. The mineral and floral notes carry through the incisive finish, which lingers with strong tenacity. Raised in neutral barriques. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, May 2020)

1 person found it helpfulJun 5th, 2020
Richard Alfred

At restaurant in Vienne on March 2, 2020. Little finish for a Viognier.

At restaurant in Vienne on March 2, 2020. Little finish for a Viognier.

Mar 2nd, 2020
Stanislav Lobanov

15.5/20 (86/100) Много кожи и скотного двора в первом носе; в развитии появляются чёрные ягоды. Тельное с довольно высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, сухими танинами. Рустично.

15.5/20 (86/100) Много кожи и скотного двора в первом носе; в развитии появляются чёрные ягоды. Тельное с довольно высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, сухими танинами. Рустично.

Aug 29th, 2019
Nelson Fitch

Nelson had this 9 months ago

Nelson had this 9 months ago

May 19th, 2020
Betsy Schermer

Betsy had this a year ago

Betsy had this a year ago

Jan 20th, 2020
Gigi Wong

Gigi had this a year ago

Gigi had this a year ago

Dec 6th, 2019