Community Tasting Notes (7) Avg Score: 89.2 points

  • Buttercup coloured; fragrant, honeysuckle, honey lozenge, nuanced; initially pinpoint this unfolds & coats the palate, waxy, lozenged, good attack; pronounced spicy finish. Has depth to age further 5 years.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Good fruit on the nose.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Popped and (slightly later) poured. Nose of perfumed tropical fruit w/some nuttiness; palate continues the tropical theme plus a mineral thread, maybe a bit of pomegranate seed. The body is lush and unctuous, not really oily but richly textured and dancing on the tongue; almost creamy in a way, but not cloying with sweetness. Moderate acidity - I would not call this crisp - but enough to hold up against the fruit and moderate alcohol. The finish is medium long and clean. My first experience with a Northern Rhone white outside of Condrieu, and I must admit to being impressed. Another bottle in the cellar...I'll probably hold it for another 18-24 months minimum before busting it out.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Nez sur les fruits jaunes, avec un peu de miel mais qui reste très frais. Bouche ample assez grasse avec une très belle amertume finale (amande amère). Finale un peu chaude à la montée en température. Un bon vin qui gagnera probablement à être attendu.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • TnT for dinner (Sonoma): Well this was a "wow" wine! Rich and multi-layered nose of tropical fruit, which was matched on the palate, yet with a laser-like precision and mineral backbone which made this wine remarkable. Finishes long, crisp and clean. Lovely.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

View all 7 Community Tasting Notes

What Do You Think? Add a Tasting Note

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.


  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2011, IWC Issue #154, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph Blanc Les Oliviers) Login and sign up and see review text.

NOTE: Some content is property of Vinous.

Add a Pro Review Add Your Own Reviews: