2012 Domaine de Monteillet Condrieu la Grillette
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 94 Drink: N/A
A top Condrieu, the 2012 Condrieu La Grillette sees just under two years in new demi-muids. It’s a rock-star bottle of Condrieu that offers up thrilling notes of brioche, white peach, tangerine and liquid rock in its full-bodied, concentrated, layered, yet brilliantly pure and focused personality. Despite the modern élevage, it has a classic feel and is a joy to drink.

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.