This wine is drinking beautifully. The nose is shy, but it's full of Viognier goodnesss on the palate. The lychees, the floral perfume... it's all in there. Lovely glycerin-like mouthfeel. Good strong acidity. The major flaw of this wine is its imbalance. It came out of the bottle tasting quite hot. The fruit was insufficient to balance the alcohol content. After an hour or two this situation seemed to correct itself. Maybe some fruit emerged from hiding. This prompted me to raise the wine's score a bit. To me, the ideal Condrieu would emerge from the bottle with even more powerful tropical fruits and perfume, but I may be something of a plebian in that respect. Other than the heat, it's hard to fault this wine.
Very floral with a touch of oak on the nose. As the wine opened over the course of the evening, the oak component disappeared. The wine had a rich mouth feel, and layers of exotic flavors that included flowers, peaches, apricots. Beautifully balanced wine.
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