2016 Domaine Georges Vernay Condrieu Les Terrasses de l’Empire
A touch of mango and green banana to the apricot fruit, with a hint of macadamia nut. This is full and flowing, with a good mineral spine and sense…
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The Condrieu “Les Terrasses de l’Empire” is an archetypal fruity wine, with an unmistakable fragrance of white peaches and a finesse and an elegance typical of this style. It is a harmonious Condrieu, one of freshness and beautifully balanced aromatic qualities. -Winemaker’s Notes
Wine Advocate (WA)
Vernay’s only 2016 Condrieu to be bottled at the time of my tasting, the 2016 Condrieu les Terrasses de l’Empire reflects the restrained house style, marrying appealing notes of honeysuckle and lime with crushed stone. It expands slightly into a pleasantly plump mid-palate, then finishes dry, crisp and austere. It should drink well for a few years. – Joe Czerwinski – 29-12-2017
Decanter Magazine (DM)
A touch of mango and green banana to the apricot fruit, with a hint of macadamia nut. This is full and flowing, with a good mineral spine and sense of freshness from the balancing acidity. Tailored and tucked in, it’s a very drinkable expression among some rather flabby 2016s.
Drinking Window 2018 – 2021
-Matt Walls (10/08/2017)
James Suckling (JS)
Mostly stainless steel, just 10% of this sees older oak. A hint of smokiness and flintiness with extremely pure white apricot and peach, and some chalky nuances on the nose, too. The palate has a pure, smooth and supple feel. Nicely compressed and salty minerals. A gently spicy finish and pure white peach to close. Drink now.
-James Suckling (09/07/2017)
Vinous Media (VM)
Limpid yellow. Incisive aromas of fresh citrus and orchard fruits, ginger and violet are joined by hints of chalky minerals, fennel and white pepper. Juicy and sharply focused on the palate, offering fresh pear and Meyer lemon flavors that show impressive clarity and minerally drive. The citrus fruit and floral notes come back strong on the vibrant finish, which hangs on with excellent focus and tenacity.
-Josh Raynolds (05/2018)