Tardieu-Laurent Condrieu 2021 / 750 ml.

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JD9393 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 5/22/2023
Ripe apricots, white flowers, and crushed stone emerge from the 2021 Condrieu, a medium-bodied, elegant Condrieu with good acidity, plenty of fruit, and outstanding length. From a cooler, more challenging vintage, it still brings plenty of richness and is an outstanding 2021 to drink over the coming 4–6 years of so. (Jeb Dunnuck)
SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 30, 2022
Fleshy and lush, with green pear, quince and lychee wrapped around a core of salty mineral. Elegant floral notes highlight the broad yet focused palate, which is offset by refreshing quinine bitterness. Drink now through 2030. 250 cases made, 25 cases imported. (James Molesworth)

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JD93 93 pts. / Jeb Dunnuck (5/22/2023)

Ripe apricots, white flowers, and crushed stone emerge from the 2021 Condrieu, a medium-bodied, elegant Condrieu with good acidity, plenty of fruit, and outstanding length. From a cooler, more challenging vintage, it still brings plenty of richness and is an outstanding 2021 to drink over the coming 4–6 years of so. (Jeb Dunnuck)

SP93 93 pts. / Wine Spectator (Nov 30, 2022)

Fleshy and lush, with green pear, quince and lychee wrapped around a core of salty mineral. Elegant floral notes highlight the broad yet focused palate, which is offset by refreshing quinine bitterness. Drink now through 2030. 250 cases made, 25 cases imported. (James Molesworth)

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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 206
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Tardieu-Laurent Condrieu
Country France
Region Rhone
District Northern Rhone
Product Location - Location-Appellation Condrieu
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 13.5%
Wine/Spirit Brand Tardieu-Laurent
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2021
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color White
Grape(s) Viognier
Primary Grape Viognier
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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JD95+95–97 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 8/28/2018
The smallest production cuvée and almost all Grenache from the sandy parts of la Crau, the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Spéciale gives up a huge nose of cassis, orange peel, spring flowers, and spice. It’s full-bodied, incredibly pure, elegant, and silky, with no hard edges and remarkable purity. It’s a killer wine and unquestionably one of the gems in the vintage. (Jeb Dunnuck)
RP94+94–96 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Aug 2019
From a parcel of Grenache in la Crau (ouest)’s sandy soils, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale is the pick of the T-L CdP lineup. Yes, there’s hallmark cedar and vanilla touches, but once past those, there’s incredible raspberry and kirsch flavors. Full-bodied, supple and creamy across the palate, it ends silky and long, with intense fruit coming through on the finish.
VN93+93–94 pts. - Vinous - Dec 2019
Deep bright-rimmed violet. Deep-pitched red berry preserve, candied licorice and exotic spice aromas are lifted by a smoky mineral note that gains strength as the wine opens up. Broad and fleshy in the mouth, offering bitter cherry, black raspberry and fruitcake flavors and a touch of spicy white pepper. In a distinctly ample style but not at all lacking for energy. The impressively long, gently tannic finish shows no rough edges and leaves a sappy cherry liqueur note behind.
SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - May 31, 2020
Dark currant, fig and blackberry paste flavors are melded together, carried by a graphite spine and infused with red tea, anise and sweet tobacco notes on the finish. Solidly built. Best from 2021 through 2035. 625 cases made, 20 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
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JD9090 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 5/20/2024
A textbook Tavel, the 2023 Tavel Vieilles Vignes has a deep amber/ruby hue as well as a ripe, powerful, yet still lively and fresh nose of mulled strawberries, flowers, and a kiss of herbes de Provence. Medium-bodied on the palate, it brings ample richness, a round, layered mouthfeel, a good spine of acidity, and a certain saltiness on the finish. It’s beautifully done and geared for the dinner table. (Jeb Dunnuck)
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JD9797 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 3/5/2021
Classic notes of quince, crushed stone, honeysuckle, toasted bread, marzipan, and white flowers emerge from the 2019 Hermitage Blanc, a rich, full-bodied white with a dense mid-palate, flawless balance, and a great finish. This is head-turning stuff that has some up-front approachability, yet its tight, backward, concentrated core of fruit suggests that 2–3 years of bottle age are warranted, and it’s going to keep for 30 years or more. (Jeb Dunnuck)
SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2022
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SP9595 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2022
Mouthfilling, with a delicious gush of warmed blackberry and boysenberry compote flavors backed by licorice, bramble and sweet tapenade notes, which contrast with the fruit nicely. Features a nice buried iron spine on the finish. Best from 2024 through 2038. 500 cases made, 25 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
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SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 30, 2022
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SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 30, 2021
There’s a flashy shortbread aromatic leading off here, but this stays bright and lively thanks to well-defined yellow apple and mirabelle notes. Verbena and quinine underscore the finish, adding focus and length. Delicious. Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Clairette, Bourboulenc and Picpoul. Drink now through 2022. 500 cases made, 50 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
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JD9292 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 11/11/2022
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SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 30, 2021
Packed with dark fig, boysenberry and blackberry fruit, this pumps along with ample depth and drive, picking up licorice snap, roasted applewood and dark tea notes along the way. Nice energy through the finish too, thanks to an underlying iron note. Drink now through 2030. 1,000 cases made, 150 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
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SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2022
Ripe and well-built, featuring red licorice and singed anise notes guiding the core of juicy raspberry and plum compote flavors along, with good brambly energy through the finish. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2025. 800 cases made, 40 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
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