What a treat! This is a condrieu for grown ups with the exotic fruit, pears et al kept in the background - it's there (but hidden) and the minerals, acidity more present, presented in a creamy texture, that is unique condrieu. At Cave Taurobole, Tain (with R&P).
This was a sturdy companion for some goat cheese Brie and a dinner of gnocchi done in a rustic style with Brussels sprouts. Beautiful nose, a bit less effusive than many Viognier, in a good way. More focused nose with peachy fruit, wet stone, and, on the palate, medium oily body and lively if slightly tart. With an hour it developed a creamy caramel base note. Probably hit this too young but it was sound.
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