M Chapoutier, Combe Pilate, Collines Rhodaniennes, Rhône 2020
(at United Kingdom, 17 Sep 2022)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2024
Full-bodied, particularly rich and concentrated for an IGP Viognier. Really powerfully flavoured, with fresh grape, lychee and citrus. The alcohol might be on the high side, but this is long, flavoursome and delicious. Slightly oily texture, not quite as fine as a typical Condrieu but lots of impact and good value. Aged in stainless steel tanks for nine months before release with light lees stirring.