|Rhône||2018||Condrieu Coteau du Vernon, Domaine Georges Vernay||BT||1 \ 0||12||1,150.00||12||12||127.77778||98.00||98.00||Condrieu Coteau du Vernon, Vernay||0.75||30|
|Rhône||2018||Condrieu Coteau du Vernon, Domaine Georges Vernay||MG||1 \ 0||6||1,200.00||6||6||133.33333333333||98.00||98.00||Condrieu Coteau du Vernon, Vernay||1.5||30|
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The 2018 Condrieu Coteau De Vernon is more backward and mineral-laced compared to the showier Les Chaillées De L'Enfer. Gorgeous notes of white flowers, honeyed citrus, nectarines, gunflint, and charcoal all emerge from this incredible wine. Taking plenty of air to show at its best (I followed this for multiple days), it's medium to full-bodied and has a flawlessly balanced mouthfeel, beautiful acidity, and a gorgeous finish. This is one of those wines that demands something from the taster and is subtle, nuanced, and beautifully complex while remaining regal and classy. The Romanée-Conti of Condrieu, I would give bottles another year and drink through 2026. It can be cellared longer, if that's your style.