2018 Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc, Les Gendrines, Pierre Gaillard, Northern Rhône, France
£23.50 £19.75 per bottle
I remember visiting Pierre Gaillard nearly 30 years ago and marvelling at this tiny estate with its hugely talented yet virtually unknown man at the helm. These days, Pierre is regarded as a guru. Often, white CdRs, made from the Viognier grape are lazily referred to as mini-Condrieus, given that Condrieu is the most famous style of this grape and Gaillard makes a cracker. I will not fall into this trap. This is not a mini-anything but a Condrieu in every single respect, it just commands a CdR price tag. With amazing depth and presence in the glass and regal poise and perfume, this is as good as it gets in terms of epic value.
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