2015 Georges Vernay Condrieu les Terrasses de l'Empire
Viognier - 750ML
  • DC 95
  • WS 94
  • WA 93
  • VN 92

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$64.94

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Reg: $79.94

$64.94

This product is
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DC 95
Decanter, December 2017
From the late ‘Pope of Condrieu’, George Vernay’s 45-year-old Viognier vines from the Ste-Agathe and La Caille climats produce a floral yet controlled benchmark expression of this appellation.
WS 94
Wine Spectator, August 2017
Bright, with a distinctly racy edge, this Condrieu is marked by yellow apple, mirabelle plum, white peach and chamomile notes, along with hints of quinine and honeysuckle. The fresh finish eschews power for detail. ... expand Bright, with a distinctly racy edge, this Condrieu is marked by yellow apple, mirabelle plum, white peach and chamomile notes, along with hints of quinine and honeysuckle. The fresh finish eschews power for detail. Drink now through 2021. - JM collapse
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2016
Always the first to be bottled, the 2015 Condrieu les Terrasses de L'Empire is the largest production Condrieu and it spends eight months in barrel. It’s a bigger, richer wine than the Pied du Samson, yet is still fresh... expand Always the first to be bottled, the 2015 Condrieu les Terrasses de L'Empire is the largest production Condrieu and it spends eight months in barrel. It’s a bigger, richer wine than the Pied du Samson, yet is still fresh and lively, with perfumed notes of crisp white peach, white flowers, mint and a touch of honeyed minerality. Clean and focused on the palate, with integrated acidity and a great finish, it should be drunk over the coming 4-5 years. - Jeb Dunnuck collapse
VN 92
Vinous, July 2017
(all wooden foudres, none of them new) Light bright yellow. Incisive aromas of fresh nectarine, orange zest and white flowers, along with a chalky mineral overtone. Sappy citrus and orchard fruit flavors show excellent... expand (all wooden foudres, none of them new) Light bright yellow. Incisive aromas of fresh nectarine, orange zest and white flowers, along with a chalky mineral overtone. Sappy citrus and orchard fruit flavors show excellent clarity and become deeper with air, picking up a touch of anise and showing powerful back-end lift. The mineral quality repeats strongly on the impressively long, sharply focused finish. - Josh Raynolds collapse
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Viognier
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork