Wine Enthusiast 91"Waxy blossoms, lemon peels and gooseberries perfume this zesty, dry white. Fresh grapefruit and lemon flavors are cutting and pristine, lingering on a revitalizing mineral tone. Drink now through 2020."
Wine Advocate 90 Guigal now bottles approximately 40% of the appellation's total production, so it's fortunate that the 2016 Condrieu is a fine ambassador for the region. One-third of this bottling sees new oak, while the rest goes into stainless steel. Some may quibble with the oak in an
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2016 Costieres de Nimes Blanc Nostre Pais is a mainly (75%) barrel-fermented blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Clairette, all sourced from the southern sector of the appellation (closer to the Mediterranean Sea). It shows some faint notes of roasted nuts and honeyed
Wine Spectator 95Ripe and rich, but focused, with verbena, bitter almond and wet stone notes threading through the core of creamed yellow Apple, pear and melon flavors. Very long, with gorgeous salted butter echo.
Wine Advocate 91 The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc les Hauts de Barville is 80% Grenache Blanc, fermented and aged in stainless steel. Straightforward grapefruit and lime notes abound in this medium to full-bodied offering. It's crisp and clean, with riper hints of stone fruit to round out the
Vinous Media 91 Pale gold. Penetrating aromas of tangerine, pear, white peach and fennel pick up chalky mineral and floral notes as the wine opens up. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering bitter pear skin and Meyer lemon flavors and a spicy snap of candied ginger. The mineral note repeats