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2018 Rene Rostaing Condrieu La Bonnette

Viognier

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Condrieu
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • jnewman77 wrote:

    November 14, 2021 - This bottle kind of overwhelmed me. The nose was lovely with ripe peach and pear, quince paste, a hint of mango, floral notes. The palate however felt a bit like a sledgehammer; big and lush, a touch of warmth showing through. I needed a bit more balance and freshness.

  • rmalloy Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 13, 2021 - Creamy, low energy wine. Soft peach, floral, and oak aromas. Weighty but not huge on the palate. This is obviously quality wine, but I wonder if there is a cachet associated with Condrieu and viognier that warps the rating.

    But my wife says: I would give it 93. A lot of white wines are too acidic. This is comforting.

  • rylanreynolds wrote: 95 points

    January 25, 2021 - Superb Viognier with medium acidity, juicy and plush mouthfeel. Light yellow color, clear. Nose: faint cake frosting and golden delicious apple, unripe banana, white flowers.

  • riskun Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 14, 2020 - Water white with a hint of yellow. A fair bit of oak to a strong nose driven by citrus, butterscotch, cloves, honeysuckle floral. I am told it does not have oak, perhaps the sweet richness of the butterscotch? Mouth is smooth and oily with a fairly heavy weight.Finished well with a nice acidity and a touch of leafy bitterness and spice that adds to the interest. This has a good life ahead. Drink by 2030

  • jkolb wrote:

    October 31, 2020 - Just coming into its drinking window; needed a good hour in the bottle or glass to show its full potential. Delicious.

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  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2020, Issue #90, Recently-Tasted Rhône Wines Part Two December 2020, 11/1/2020

    (Condrieu “La Bonnette”- Domaine Rostaing) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Exploring Northern Rhône Whites (May 2020), 5/1/2020 (link)

    (Domaine Rostaing Condrieu La Bonnette White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    The Northern Rhône: 2017 and 2018, 12/12/2019 (link)

    (Domaine Rostaing Condrieu La Bonnette) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    10/18/2019 (link)

    (René Rostaing, La Bonnette Condrieu White) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type White
  • Producer Rene Rostaing
  • Varietal Viognier
  • Designation La Bonnette
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Condrieu

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 17 (11%)
  • In Cellars 103 (68%)
  • Consumed 32 (21%)

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