Paul Jaboulet Aine Condrieu Les Grands Amandiers 2016 / 750 ml.

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SP9595 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 30, 2018
Ripe and showy, featuring textbook Condrieu notes of apricot, nectarine, peach and quince that flow through. Shows fine detail and focus, with a mineral edge and flashes of honeysuckle and white ginger lending cut and drive on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 100 cases made, 25 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
RP9393 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 29th Dec 2017
The 2016 Condrieu Domaine des Grands Amandiers was fermented and aged in a combination of concrete eggs and more traditional oak. With only 10% to 15% new oak, the ripe Viognier fruit shines, offering up hints of apricot and nasturtium blossom. Medium to full-bodied, with a rich, creamy-textured palate, the wine finishes long and supple, with no trace of bitterness. Drink it within its first 5 years.
VN9393 pts. - Vinous - May 2018
Very light green-hued yellow. Penetrating aromas of fresh citrus and pit fruits are complicated by hints of chalky minerals, fennel and pungent flowers. Juicy and deeply concentrated but lively as well, offering sappy, mineral-laced pear nectar and Meyer lemon flavors that show superb clarity and back-end lift. The mineral and floral notes come back strong on the penetrating finish, which hangs on with outstanding focus and persistence.

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Primary Grape: Viognier | All Grapes: 100% Viognier

France | Rhone | Northern Rhone | Condrieu

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SP95 95 pts. / Wine Spectator (Nov 30, 2018)

Ripe and showy, featuring textbook Condrieu notes of apricot, nectarine, peach and quince that flow through. Shows fine detail and focus, with a mineral edge and flashes of honeysuckle and white ginger lending cut and drive on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 100 cases made, 25 cases imported. (James Molesworth)

RP93 93 pts. / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (29th Dec 2017)

The 2016 Condrieu Domaine des Grands Amandiers was fermented and aged in a combination of concrete eggs and more traditional oak. With only 10% to 15% new oak, the ripe Viognier fruit shines, offering up hints of apricot and nasturtium blossom. Medium to full-bodied, with a rich, creamy-textured palate, the wine finishes long and supple, with no trace of bitterness. Drink it within its first 5 years.

VN93 93 pts. / Vinous (May 2018)

Very light green-hued yellow. Penetrating aromas of fresh citrus and pit fruits are complicated by hints of chalky minerals, fennel and pungent flowers. Juicy and deeply concentrated but lively as well, offering sappy, mineral-laced pear nectar and Meyer lemon flavors that show superb clarity and back-end lift. The mineral and floral notes come back strong on the penetrating finish, which hangs on with outstanding focus and persistence.

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Region / Rhone

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Located along the path of the Rhone River, the Rhone wine region in southeastern France is beautiful and very productive. It's typically divided into two sub-regions, the Northern Rhone and Southern Rhone, and the wines produced in these sub-regions are very different from one another.

The southern Rhone is warm and dry, and produces robust, full-flavored red wines, oftentimes blends with Grenache used as the primary grape. Chateauneuf-du-Pape is without question the most celebrated town for wine production in the Southern Rhone region.

Meanwhile, the Northern Rhone features a cooler climate and steep-sloped vineyards. Syrah is the dominant red grape, and the wines are typically tannic, deeply colored, and highly acidic wines (which leads them to get better with age).

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The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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SKU 92558
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Paul Jaboulet Aîné Condrieu Les Grands Amandiers
Country France
Region Rhone
District Northern Rhone
Product Location - Location-Appellation Condrieu
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 14%
Wine/Spirit Brand Paul Jaboulet Aîné
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2016
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color White
Grape(s) 100% Viognier
Primary Grape Viognier
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Mar 28, 2019
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