Wine of the Day June 18, 2013

2011FauryCondrieu2011 Domaine Faury, Condrieu, Northern Rhone, France.
This ultra refined and pleasing Viognier is simply gorgeous with fresh layers of fruit, liquid mineral and texture, this is a positively thrilling white from Domaine Faury. The 2011 Faury Condrieu starts with a nose of honeysuckle, tropical essences and crushed stones leading to a mouth filling palate of vibrant apricot, citrus and nectarine fruits with hints of smoke and clarified cream. This is a lavish and classic wine that gives loads of terroir and massive amounts of pure pleasure, this is one of the best vintages I can remember from this domaine and is well worth searching out, this is beautiful stuff that is almost instantly seductive and should drink well young. Condrieu is one of the world’s great wines, and this beauty is a wonderful reminder of this, bravo to Faury and his whole team, drink now through 2018.
($55 Est.) 93-94 Points, grapelive