During my last few visits to Condrieu, some of my most surprising and memorable encounters have been with older wines.
Yet I still continue to read that Condrieu is a wine that ‘doesn’t age’. Tasting the occasional 20-year-old bottle is instructive, but I wanted to put together a more complete picture of how this great wine develops.
Scroll down for Matt Walls’ top-scoring recent and aged Condrieu wines
I recently tasted 40 wines from 17 different producers.
They all submitted a bottle of their 2019 alongside at least one older wine of their choosing – these ranged from 2014 back to 1998.