ready-keep2018 Condrieu, Les Vieilles Vignes de Jacques Vernay, Stéphane Ogier, Rhône

Product: 2018-06-00750-00-8024859
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  • Ready, but will keep

Description

This limited production cuvée is made with ageing in mind and only in the best vintages. It is released only when Stéphane judges it to be at the beginning of its drinking window at 4-5 years after the harvest. It is rich and succulent, packed full of ripe stone and tropical fruits, underlaid with notes of ginger and honey and orange blossom highlights. There is also a hint of sweet spice and creaminess owing to the 7 months it spends in new but large oak foudres.

It is unctuous and silky but far from overbearing. A bite of fresh citrus fruit and crushed stone minerality brings balance and purity to the mid-palate and the assurance of many fine years of drinking ahead. It is one of only a handful of wines to challenge the concept that Condrieu is best drunk young.

Drink now to 2030+
Bottle Price 75 cl $96.00
5 available
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