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Memorable wines from the Rhone Valley-2018/1/23

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This vast area, extending from Vienna to Arles, became popular with its “thirst quenching” wines. The ones you enjoy drinking at a bistrot counter. Producing a great diversity of wines with the finest being much sought by connoisseurs around the world. Some of these have outstanding cellaring potential.

 

18/20- Domaine Georges VernayCondrieu Coteau de Vernon 2010.

 

Rserved at first, it opens quickly, especially for the 2010 vintage.
Dominant of apricot on the palate with hints of yellow fruits. This cuvée shows more ovality than roundness.

 

98 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
An off-the-charts Condrieu that does everything right, the 2010 Condrieu Coteau de Vernon is pure class with its flamboyant, yet incredibly pure bouquet of flower oil, lemon cured, fresh apricot and clean minerality. Full-bodied and rich, it never puts a foot wrong and shows a silky, seamless and beautifully fresh texture that carries through the finish. One of the top examples of the variety I’ve tasted, it can be enjoyed for its vibrancy and freshness over the coming 4-5 years (my recommendation), or held for much longer.

 

Flanboyant to pair with a classic apple pie or an apple based dessert.
( source: RVF special Vintages November 2017)

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