91 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2010
($75) Limpid gold. Textbook Condrieu aromas of white peach, Meyer lemon, violet and crushed stone, with a smoky undertone. The palate shows strong floral character, with citrus and pit flavors offering very good precision and staining the palate on the back end. Very fresh Condrieu with strong finishing minerality and a hint of spicy mint.
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