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2018 Tardieu Laurent Condrieu

2018 Tardieu Laurent Condrieu

94 Points Jeb Dunnuck
2018 Tardieu Laurent Condrieu
94 Points Jeb Dunnuck

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A beautifully ripe and elegant Viognier, this superb offering from Tardieu showcases the inimitable greatness of Rhone whites. With not too much sweetness but a considerable richness and some new oak, this gorgeous wine offers the balance, depth and clarity of flavour for which Tardieu are becoming renowned. Stocks are low.

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$79.99 in mixed 6+ or $88.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Viognier

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

92-94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

"The 2018 Condrieu is straight-up classic stuff, displaying lots of exotic peach, flowers, and pineapple notes as well as a medium to full-bodied, bright, fresh, yet textured style on the palate. It has subtle oak and spans the gap between the uber-rich and the leaner versions of Condrieu."

91-93/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski

"Aged half in new oak and half in second use oak, the 2018 Condrieu is smoky and cedary, yet it still pumps out Viognier's floral aromas. It's medium to full-bodied, with a lovely, silky texture, finishing plush, rich and long, with echoing spice notes." Drink 2019 - 2023

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Viognier

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Rhone

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with CHICKEN
with POULTRY

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

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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