February 9, 2020 - Ten or so months after the prior, and our last of five: We think this is fading — or at least evolving in a way that highlights attributes other than what originality attracted us. The lively and lovely honeysuckle has given way to oily stone fruit savory bitterness, making this all the more difficult to pair with food. Consistent results over three nights.
December 27, 2019 - Light medium gold color. Drank 2 glasses over 2 hours. Very aromatic nose, peach and lychee bursting out, with beautiful sea air and minerality. The palate is full bodied with excellent lift to the peach, lychee, crushed stones, spices and white pepper. On day two the fruit tones down and the mineral drive is more dominant with the sea breezes particularly bright and strong. More citrus and lemon with only a hint of tropical fruits. Outstanding.
December 16, 2019 - Holy smoke - lovely fragrance and sharp minerality make this such a pleasure to drink
December 14, 2019 - Very enjoyable, but waiting longer to open the next bottle.
December 4, 2019 - elegant, flowery and so juicy. very enjoyable
December 1, 2019 - Past it’s prime not very interesting anymore
October 29, 2019 - Not my fav...maybe past it’s prime?
September 29, 2019 - Rich, quite fine for a Condrieu. Drinking nicely and will hold for some time.
September 21, 2019 - Fruit gone, leaving a bitter, unpleasant finish. Possibly a bad bottle but I suspect a demonstration of why these need to be drunk young.
September 20, 2019 - Ripe rich tree fruit (apricot) and floral with typical round mouth feel and pleasing bitterness. Blind at Monopole