Appellation: AOC Condrieu (Northern Rhone region)

 

Grape: Viognier (100%)

 

Farming: Organic (not certified)

 

Aromatics: Subtle smokiness initially, with a complex mix of spice and fruit. Fresh pineapple follows, joined by mango, caramel, hint of vanilla.

 

Palate: The aromatics continue on to the palate, with a beautifully fleshy mid-palate and a driven, saline finish.

 

About the wine: The Garon's Condrieu is such a great representation of this appellation. Planted on a steep hill, this vineyard is capable of miracles. The wines are aged in mostly old French oak barrels.

 

When to drink: Drink now or in the next 5 to 8 years.

 

Service: 12 degrees.

 

Food match: Spicy Asian food, particularly seafood and shellfish based dishes, or classic roasted pork, with extra crispy crackling.

 

"Top notch, the 2018 Condrieu La Veille Maison has a ripe, sexy profile that carries lots of caramelized citrus, peach, spice and floral notes. Rich and textured on the palate, yet also lively and fresh, drink it over the coming 3-5 years."

Jeb Dunnuck, 94 points

2018 Domaine Garon, AOC Condrieu 'La Vieille Maison'

$139.00Price