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2015 Tardieu Laurent Cotes du Rhone Old Vine Viognier

2015 Tardieu Laurent Cotes du Rhone Old Vine Viognier

92 Points John Caro
2015 Tardieu Laurent Cotes du Rhone Old Vine Viognier
92 Points John Caro

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A stylish Rhone white from legends at Tardieu. Made from vines 20+ years old this is a blend of Viognier with Rousanne and Grenache Blanc giving this beautiful blend its nuances of full, peachy fruit while retaining the freshness and balance we've come to expect from these experts - who have some of the best sources in the Rhone. 2015 was a lovely vintage, and this is another winner from Tardieu.

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$19.99 a bottle

Overview

Its Origins

Domaine Tardieu-Laurent was established in 1994. It is a partnership between Dominique Laurent, a former pattisier (and with the girth to go with it) and one of the hottest names in Burgundy, and Michel Tardieu, a dynamic young winemaker. Tardieu-Laurent is an extremely unusual operation in that they are a négociant only, buying young wines from growers all over the Rhône, which they mature and blend before bottling. They own no vineyards and don't buy grapes, only wine. Tardieu-Laurent is very much an "artisan" producer, making between half a dozen and 20 or so barrels of each wine. The majority of the wines are from the southern Rhône although superb cuvees of Cote Rôtie and Hermitage are also produced. The wines are all aged in small oak casks (often 100% new) and bottled with no fining nor filtration. Michel Tardieu proclaims himself as a confirmed terroirist, insisting that his aim with each appellation is to express powerfully the fruit and sense of place, never masking these factors with wood.

What The Critics Say

16.5/20 Jancis Robinson

"Greenish straw. Beguiling nose reminiscent of quinine/good tonic water. Graininess and acidity on the palate ensure that Viognier doesn’t dominate. Lovely and compelling blend for enjoying with or without food – no wait needed. 50% Viognier (20 years old), 25% Grenache Blanc (40 years old), 20% Roussanne (20 years old), 5% Clairette (40 years old). GV"

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Viognier

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Rhone

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50

  • Maturity

    2016 - 2019

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with PORK
with POULTRY

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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