August 22, 2020 - Joli nez de fruit mûr, avec des nuances épicées subtiles (safran?). La bouche est grasse, fraîche, avec une touche minérale discrète. Franchement délicieux, une belle découverte. 92-93 pts
May 18, 2020 - Very intense. On the nose: ripe peach, guava, some va, ripe tarragon, vanilla custard, bruised banana. On the palate, wow, the density is off the charts, but the acidity is right there to support. My only complaint is that this clunky and maybe overblown, but that's the style. Did I mention 15.5% abv, which is surprisingly well-hidden with just a touch of white pepper spice and heat on the finish. Not nearly as well-integrated as the 2015.
December 17, 2019 - This is a gorgeous wine, full of sweet peach, mango, and tangerine, accented by zesty ginger and mint. The nose is, as you'd expect, floral, and the body is, as you'd expect, creamy with light acidity.
October 11, 2019 - light gold, green tinge, clear, silvery hue
Nose: green apple, pear, wax, white pepper, minerals
Pal: green apple, pear, wax, minerals, white pepper, clove, touch complexity
Feel: medium, full, savory, acidic
Finish: long, medium
T9 (could be an 8)
August 31, 2019 - Lovely. Really like these when young (or ten years later). Ripe apricot fruit, some exotic notes, hint of fennel, perfumed, but with good zip of acidity and structure on finish to keep it balanced. Only after one hour opened and warming too much did it feel a bit clumsy.
August 19, 2019 - Slightly warmer and richer than usual. Tropical fruit notes, anise and fennel notes. Big scaled, round and caressing. Settled in and firmed up over 4 days. Needs time in the cellar.
May 12, 2019 - Good balanced stony viognier w/ floral notes and a little more "grip" than the last few vintages that seemed a little warm/fruit forward
November 20, 2018 - Much more fruit driven, lychees and exotic fruit; very powerful, intense fruit on the palate. Good, but I prefer the style of the Clos Chanson.
November 20, 2018 - Tasted next to 2017 Condrieu and 2017 Clos Chanson. Lovely nose, combining the expressiveness of the basic Condrieu with the intensity and depth of Clos Chanson. Layered, generous, floral, delicate, mineral, fresh. Very very long. A beautiful wine! 93-94+