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"Amour de Dieu" Condrieu

2013 France Rhone Valley
91 Points

Bright yellow. Aromas of fresh orchard and pit fruits, white flowers and honey carry a smoky mineral overtone. Silky and energetic on the palate, offering lively peach and bitter pear skin flavors that show very good depth and focus. On the lithe side of the Condrieu equation, with zero excess fat. Closes on a repeating mineral note, with very good cling and nervy persistence.

Vinous March 2016
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"Amour de Dieu" Condrieu

2012 France Rhone Valley
91 Points

Pale gold. Mineral-tinged aromas of orange zest and fresh pineapple, with hints of crystallized ginger and jasmine. Silky and creamy on the palate, offering lively tangerine and bitter pear skin flavors that put on weight with aeration. Densely packed and concentrated yet lithe, finishing with strong thrust and clinging spiciness.

International Wine Cellar April 2014
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"Amour de Dieu" Condrieu

2011 France Rhone Valley
90 Points

Light, bright yellow. Fresh, floral-accented peach and pear aromas are brightened by notes of green tea and dusty minerals. Juicy and light on its feet, offering bright orchard fruit flavors and a touch of anise. Fleshy but lithe, finishing with very good clarity and a hint of succulent herbs.

International Wine Cellar March 2013
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"Amour de Dieu" Condrieu

2011 France Rhone Valley
90 Points

Made in a very clean and classy style, the barrel-fermented Condrieu offers textbook white flowers, citrus, and mineral qualities along with a medium-bodied, juicy, and lively palate. Well put together, with an overall balanced, delicious profile that gains steam in the glass, it should be enjoyed over the coming 4-5 years.

The Rhone Report January 2013
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"Amour de Dieu" Condrieu

France Rhone Valley
88 Points
Made from 40 year old Viognier vines and barrel fermented (100% new oak) on its lees, this clean, fresh yellow gold Condrieu shows aromas of minerals, honey, and ripe fruit with a note of pine needle. On the palate there's a nice integration of minerals, ripe peach and tropical fruit with a note of lemon zest. Malolactic fermentation also takes place in the barrel, leading to a softness that is nicely offset by good acidity.
International Wine Review 9-May
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