Gilbert & Aurelien Chirat 2018 Condrieu 'Clos Poncin'
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This is the top single-vineyard Condrieu of Aurelien Chirat made form vines on the lower slopes adjacent to the famed Chateau Grillet. The wine is is little more restrained and held back than the Les Chays from the same estate with more minerality and darker fruit flavours. The body has he same level of richness but this is a wine that is more destined to age. These Condrieus from Chirat are quite remarkable wines, the purest expression of Viognier and some of the few that will continue to develop over many years.
"Tasted blind. Toast, smoke, candied apricot and a touch of granitic complexity. Retains just enough acidity to refresh the finish and give structure to the full body." Richard Hemming MW, jancisrobinson.com