HDH Wine

2016 Condrieu, Terrasses de l'Empire, Georges Vernay

Northern Rhône

$69.00 per Bottle


3 Bottles




"Limpid yellow. Incisive aromas of fresh citrus and orchard fruits, ginger and violet are joined by hints of chalky minerals, fennel and white pepper. Juicy and sharply focused on the palate, offering fresh pear and Meyer lemon flavors that show impressive clarity and minerally drive. The citrus fruit and floral notes come back strong on the vibrant finish, which hangs on with excellent focus and tenacity." Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2018)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2019-2025

"Vernay's only 2016 Condrieu to be bottled at the time of my tasting, the 2016 Condrieu les Terrasses de l'Empire reflects the restrained house style, marrying appealing notes of honeysuckle and lime with crushed stone. It expands slightly into a pleasantly plump mid-palate, then finishes dry, crisp and austere. It should drink well for a few years." Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #234
(WA, 12/29/2017)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2018-2020

"Sumptuous and silky textured with very seductive rich aromas but quite enough freshness. Long and rather glorious." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 09/11/2018)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2018-2023

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