2016 Andre Perret Condrieu Coteau du Chery

- 750 ml
96
JD
Availability: In Stock
$69.99
Availability: In stock
Product ID
85136-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

While the Clos Chanson is the better wine in 2017, the 2016 Condrieu Côteau du Chery is the standout in this cooler, more classic vintage. Just loaded with notions of white flowers, citrus and stone fruits, honeysuckle, and obvious minerality and salinity, it has medium to full-bodied richness, terrific mid-palate concentration, and is just a perfectly balanced, heavenly Condrieu from a true master of this variety. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years.

Jeb Dunnuck | 96 JD
Coming largely from 80-year-old vines in the Coteau du Chery, Perret's 2016 Condrieu Chery is a tremendous effort. The decomposed granite soils seem to impart more tension into the wine, so although this medium to full-bodied wine is rich and fruity, it's also lively, spicy and fresh. Floral and apricot aromas lead the way, followed by a silky-textured palate that never seems heavy and a nearly never-ending finish. Just wow.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 96 RP
Pale green-hued gold. High-pitched citrus and orchard fruit scents are complemented by suggestions of violet, lemon pith and smoky minerals. Juicy, penetrating and strikingly pure, offering incisive pear, Meyer lemon and white peach flavors along with anise, saffron and floral nuances. Displays superb clarity and energy on the finish, which hangs on with outstanding, mineral-dominated tenacity. Most of these vines are close to 80 years of age now, Perret told me.

Vinous Media | 95 VM
Blossomy flowers, fresh almond, a touch of coconut and bubblegum aromas lead into a medium-bodied, rounded and fresh palate, with enough of a mineral seam to bring freshness despite the acidity being on the low side. There's a pleasing, subtle bitter twinge on the finish. Not the most concentrated vintage, but there is length to the finish nonetheless. Drinking Window 2017 - 2020

Decanter | 94 DEC
My pick of Perret’s 2016 Condrieu wines, for its compelling fusion of elegance and power. White flowers, ripe peaches and apricots and a very convincing, fresh, bright and cool, fruit finish. Drink or hold.

James Suckling | 94 JS

More Information
Availability In Stock
Vintage 2016
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer A.Perret
Rating 96 JD
Region Rhone: While the Northern Rhone produces only about 5% of all wine coming out of the Rhone Valley, the quality of these bottles is not to be underestimated. The terroir in this region is heavenly for growing Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne or Rousanne - the only permitted grapes in the AOC. Picture this - the Rhone flows through the valley like an azure thread piercing the landscape, a reflection of the dreamy skies hovering above the vineyards, ready to produce rainfall at a moment's notice. The rocky soil of the steep, almost surreal hillsides provides a bountiful feast for the grapevine roots. The flavors and texture of Northern Rhone wines tell you everything you need to know as soon as your lips touch the elixir, like a whisper in the vigorous valley winds As per the Southern Rhone wine, it is like taking a plunge into a whirlpool of juicy flavor. Every sip explodes forward like a crashing tsunami, bathing your tastebuds in delicious aromas of prune, chocolate, grass, and black fruit. The wines are so compelling that it can be hard to drink them casually at a social event without getting lost in their intricate textures and emotional depths. Let's set sail together, and drink deep from these luxurious bottles with our friends and loved ones.
Type of Wine Rhone (Other): Rhone wines come from southern France, where a wide variety of grapes are cultivated. Some of the most commonly used varietals within this region are Syrah, Grenache Noir, Carignan, and Cinsaut for red wines, while white blends are typically based on Marsanne, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Carignan Blanc, Grenache Blanc and others.
OWC No
Varietal Viognier
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