Wine Advocate 92 points! Vinous 92 points!
Jaboulet Condrieu Domaine des Grands Amandiers is one of the world's top expressions of Viognier. It is the creation of Paul Jaboulet Aine, among the most prestigious wineries of the northern Rhone Valley of France. "The excellence of Paul Jaboulet Aîné cuvées is based on very high fruit quality, sublimated by careful vinification and aging of great finesse. Because on the most beautiful appellations of the Rhône valley, it is in the purest expression of the terroir that great wines are born, their balance, their complexity, their longevity."-Caroline Frey, Oenologist and Owner
"Pale gold. Intense aromas of white flowers, lemon zest, peach and minerals, with a spicy overtone. Dry, racy and precise on entry, then deeper in the mid-palate, offering sappy pit fruit and floral flavors and a touch of candied ginger. Finishes silky and long, with resonating floral and anise notes. I also had the chance to revisit the 2010 bottling of this wine, which is deep, chewy and impressively powerful, but with a surprising lightness of touch. It came from what Desnervois called "a naturally very low yield, even before any selection in the vines" and is a wine he expects to age slowly and positively."-Vinous 92 points!
"Also gorgeous, the 2011 Condrieu Domaine des Grands Amandiers offers classic Condrieu flair with loads of flowers, honey blossom, caramelized peaches and brioche all emerging from the glass. Medium-bodied, beautifully crisp, fresh and also elegant, it can be enjoyed anytime over the coming 3-4 years."-Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, 92 points!
Enjoy Jaboulet Condrieu Les Grands Amandiers over the next 3-4 years with roasted chicken, baked swordfish, and grilled vegetables.