2016 Chateau de Saint Cosme Condrieu

Year: 2016
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 95
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 93
James Suckling: 93
Jeb Dunnuck: 95
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
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"This delivers a textbook display of peach, apricot, star fruit and anise notes, but in a package that is livelier than other versions from Condrieu, as racy honeysuckle, quinine and verbena hints add layers of energy through the finish. Drink now through 2022. 415 cases made. -JM " (WS)

"Saint-Cosme's 2016 Condrieu delivers a lusty, mouth-filling mélange of mandarin oranges and ripe apricots. Full-bodied, lush and silky, it's round and mouthfilling but finishes clean and dry. Just lovely stuff for drinking over the next 3-4 years." (WA)

"Light green-hued yellow. Powerful, mineral-accented orchard and pit fruits on the nose, joined by a suave floral nuance as the wine stretches out. Sappy, penetrating and seamless in texture, offering vibrant tangerine, Anjou pear and white peach flavors and a sneaky hint of tarragon. Shows excellent focus and nervy, mineral cut on the finish, which lingers with outstanding tenacity." (VM)

"mpressive, ripe peaches and grilled apricots with fresh almonds and a lightly spicy thread. The palate has crunchy, fresh texture, apricot and grilled-peach flavors and a smooth, fresh finish. Drink or hold." (JS)

"The 2016 Condrieu is straight-up brilliant stuff, the finest Condrieu I’ve tasted from Luis Barruol. Awesome notes of orange blossom, white flowers, citrus oil, and crushed rocks all flow to a deep, rich, textured effort that has fabulous purity and precision. It’s a great example of Viognier from these steep, granite soils and is well worth seeking out." (JD)