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Francois Villard Condrieu Les Terrasses du Palat 2017
Region: Rhone Valley
Winery: Francois Villard
Grapes: 100% Viognier
Color: White
Vintage: 2017
Label  
Description: "Bright and juicy, with a hint of green apple offsetting the ripe mango, melon and creamed peach notes. The long, anise- and floral-tinged finish has weight and drive. Drink now. 929 cases made."-92 points Wine Spectator


Reviews

Publication Score Comments
Wine Spectator 93 FOR THE 2017 VINTAGE
Showy and engaging, with mouthfilling yellow apple, green melon, star fruit and peach flavors bouncing through, while light heather and almond notes gently line the finish. Drink now through 2022. 1,350 cases made, 100 cases imported.
James Suckling 94 FOR THE 2017 VINTAGE
A very rich and ripe style with attractive, apricot and fresh-peach aromas, as well as orange blossom. The supple, focused and delicate texture on the palate carries quite concentrated fruit flavors. Drink now.
The Wine Advocate 93 FOR THE 2017 VINTAGE
The medium to full-bodied 2017 Condrieu les Terrasses du Palat hints at honey and stone fruit on the nose, then adds a simply seductive texture on the palate. It's a soft, enveloping sensation, plump and silky, yet with great balance, energy and length on the finish. Bravo Francois!
Wine Enthusiast 95 FOR THE 2017 VINTAGE
Pronounced aromas of orange blossom and tangerine peel are framed by delicate honey, smoke and sweet spice in this textbook Con- drieu. It’s unctuous on the palate and intensely con- centrated with fresh grapefruit and orange flavors yet maintains freshness throughout. The finish is lusciously honeyed and long. It would be delightful This substantial wine is delicious already but likely to hold well through 2030.