Type: White Wine Volume: 750ml
Country: France Region: Northern Rhone
Ratings and Tasting Notes:(WA=95) I appear to have underestimated the quality of Ogier's 2016 Condrieu les Vieilles Vignes de Jacques Vernay when I reviewed it last year. It's matured beautifully, maintaining its freshness while broadening out into a lovely medium to full-bodied swathe of pineapple, apricot and citrus that finishes long and silky. (AG=94) (made from vines planted in 1948) Pale yellow. High-pitched, mineral-accented orange, pear and violet aromas show impressive focus and pick up a hint of sweet butter with air. Silky and sharply focused on entry, then fleshier in the midpalate, offering intense citrus and orchard fruit and honeydew flavors complemented by a spicy ginger quality. Finishes with powerful mineral cut and firm thrust, leaving energetic floral and mineral notes behind.