2017 Domaine du Tunnel - Condrieu (91 pts) · 🙋‍♂️ Do you ❤️

2017 Domaine du Tunnel - Condrieu (91 pts) · 🙋‍♂️ Do you ❤️

10/27/2021, 7:58:58 AM
2017 Domaine du Tunnel - Condrieu (91 pts) · 🙋‍♂️ Do you ❤️ Condrieu❓· ℹ️ This wine is 💯 Viognier from Condrieu appellation in the Northern Rhone. These grapes are a 🍇 exchange from Domaine Monteillet. Stéphane Robert of Domaine du Tunnel makes this wine the same way he makes his bottlings of Saint-Péray with barrel aging for 8-10 months. Assuming that this is largely neutral oak· 👁 Medium lemon color· 👃 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of orange blossom, jasmine, geranium, ripe peach, melon, cantelope, papaya, flower water, and wax· 👄 The wine is dry, medium acidity, high alcohol (13.5%), and full body. A medium+ length finish of ripe melon, papaya, and jasmine· 🔔 The wines of Condrieu are so unique. When Condrieu is well made, like this one, it weaves a balance between overt aromatics, naturally lower acids, higher alcohol levels, and overall body of the wine. The aromatics on this wine are a touch restrained for a Viognier, which isn't a bad thing. The acidity level is solid. The alcohol on the label says 13.5, but felt a tad higher. This wine has weight and density, but isn't flabby. A great example of the appellation.

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