2019 Les Chailles de l’enfer Condrieu
from La Caille, 1957 Viognier, extra ripe grapes, fermented, raised 25% new, 75% 2-6 year oak casks (75% 225-litres, 25% 400-litres) 12 months, malo usually done
This wine has been 4-4.5 stars from John since 2010. Here is the 2018 note, again just think a little more freshness for the 2019.
yellow robe; the bouquet is detailed, has discreet contributors, raisin, cooked lemon, apricot, caramel, vanilla. The attack is stylish, very elegant, the texture suave and flowing; it gathers a little discreet freshness and grip in a most calm, well furnished finish. High marks for elegance in this demanding vintage. It can expand further with time. 14.5°, but doesn’t show that, is a good ensemble. 2028-30 Dec 2019