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WTN: Luscious

by Jenise » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:52 pm

2010 Les Vins de Vienne Condrieu Viognier
Four years ago I said "lowish acid so not a not long-holder" about bottle No. 1 of 2 and immediately forgot I owned bottle No. 2 because I wished I didn't own bottle No. 2 (it wasn't cheap). I tripped over it last weekend and opened it last night thinking we'd most likely taste it and dump it but no, in fact it was splendid. Bright but mature flavors unrecognizable as viognier based on New World expectations for same, with orange blossom on the nose and preserved lemon and caramel on the palate, all finishing dryer than you think it will. Provided one of those rare, stratospheric wine-food matches for a curried cauliflower and apple soup. Now I wish I owned more.
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Re: WTN: Luscious

by John S » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:52 am

Low expectations can be a very good thing!
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Re: WTN: Luscious

by Rahsaan » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:21 pm

Great outcome. Tricky to chart the aging curve of viognier, and I certainly don't drink enough to pretend to have strong views on the subject. But glad it worked out in the end for you!

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