"While I find the Condrieu Invitare release to be a classic, yet middle of the road effort, Chapoutier’s Condrieu Coteau de Chery has quickly leapt into the top handful of Condrieu in every vintage. The 2014 Condrieu Coteau de Chery is a sensational, single vineyard release that has that classic, overflowing Viognier perfume of tangerines, white flowers, citrus blossom and white peach. Possessing full-bodied density and depth, with a rich, unctuous texture, it stays remarkably fresh and lively on the palate, and finishes clean and dry. I’d drink bottles anytime over the coming 4-5 years, but it will evolve for longer if you’re so inclined."
Vinous - (92-94)/100
"Green-tinged yellow. Expansive aromas of nectarine, ripe citrus fruits, honey and white flowers, backed by a hint of smoky minerals. Broad, fleshy tangerine and white peach flavors become spicier and more lively with air, picking up notes of ginger and fennel on the back half . The floral quality repeats emphatically on the mineral-accented finish, which shows a suave blend of power and finesse."
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