Domaine Georges Vernay Condrieu Coteaux du Vernon 2016
134.75€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Nearly always one of the top wines of the appellation, the 2016 Condrieu Coteaux du Vernon, from vines planted in 1936 and 1960, doesn't disappoint. Aged in 25% new oak, it does show hints of toast and mocha but also incredible floral and spice aromas. Apricot and pineapple fruit flood the medium to full-bodied palate yet never seem heavy despite a sensation of silken richness. It has a wonderfully succulent texture married to tremendous focus and length. Tasted twice (once blind), with consistent results.
Between 8ºC and 10ºC
Aged for 12 to 18 months in French oak barrels with its fine lees.