2012 Domaine de Monteillet Condrieu Chanson
A Viognier Dry White Table wine from
France, Condrieu, Northern Rhone, Rhone, France
Source Reviewer Rating Maturity Current (Release) Cost
eRobertParker.com #216
Dec 2014
Jeb Dunnuck 92 Drink: N/A
Seeing additional barrel time, with 18 months in 40% new oak, the 2012 Condrieu Chanson knocks it out of the park with its stunning bouquet of white peach, citrus blossom and edgy minerality. Possessing a crystalline like texture, with vibrant acidity and fabulous length, it’s not a blockbuster and excels for its purity and focus.

I had a fantastic visit with winemaker Stephan Montez, and this top-notch estate fashions a bevy of brilliant Condrieu and Côte Rôtie. During the visit, I was able to do a vertical of each of his Côte Rôties (the les Grandes Places back to '97) but didn't have time to get those reviews into this report. I'll publish those reviews as a stand alone article at a later date.