2017 Condrieu Rouelle-Midi, Domaine Vallet


Aged for 10 months, 70% in stainless steel, 30% in barrels. Buttery, creamy, toasty. Lots of rich apricot fruit too – but the acidity manages to keep the edges neatly tucked in. Expressive and bracing for Viognier. (RH)

Drink 2019–2029

Richard Hemming MW in JancisRobinson.com, 16th Sept 2019