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The Wines

a selection of the best casks and vat raised wines from wine destined for Chéry (power, heart) and Les Ravines (floral, aromatic), fermented, raised 50% steel vat, 50% new-1-2 year 228-litre oak casks (of the oak, 33% is new oak each year) for 10 months, malo completed, the two parts assembled at bottling, “Dédicacé à Robert Niéro & Jean Pinchon”, Rémi`s father who retired in 2010 and his grandfather, first wine 2009, "drink with sweetbreads in a morille wild mushroom sauce, fried perch & asparagus tip risotto, foie gras escalope, truffled turkey, rib of veal", in late 2010s has risen from 400-600 b to 1,200 b

2018

clear yellow robe; the nose has a peach, peach stone and pear aroma that carries coolness. There’s oak grilling, cigarette ash in behind. The palate starts on a savoury note, holds ripe matter, squeezy richness, takes on oak and thickness towards the finish. The flavour centres on dried fruits, nutty touches. It’s a little ponderous, must be served well chilled. I’d like more freshness, finesse, bounce, in it. 14°. 1,200 b. €45. 2023-24 Nov 2019

2016 ()

fine yellow robe. Has a graceful, reserved bouquet, wisps of soft flowers and pear – a shapely do it is. The palate rolls with gentle curves, good central gras richness that is neat and focused in the one place. It finishes with further softness, is fresh and refined, is a very good 2016 Condrieu. The length is constant, and the aftertaste is nutty, grainy. 14°. 2024-25 Feb 2018

2015

yellow colour; the nose shows some reduction, so decanting is advised. There is a latent air of cooked pear, a hint of spice. The palate dances along well, with a freshness induced by carbonic gas use. It has a mixed fruits flavour, pear and plum, and delivers a fresh Condrieu for the immediate. There is body in behind, so it can live a while longer. The aftertaste is tangy, on peach stone. 14°. 400 b. 2020-21 Oct 2016

2010

flinty, cream-yellow robe. Reserved, almost dumb nose, but the interior is classy, shows the shine of stylish pear, ripe white fruits. Nothing much has happened yet, but it whispers mineral, pear skin – has a poised air. The palate is in keeping with the nose, the texture silken, very caressing. The flavour resembles pear and cooked apple, with good length, everything in place. A serious wine of noble, central terroir (tasted blind). It holds attractive gras, and is in the vein of the Vernon. The balance is good. Decant this. From mid-late 2012. Deserves fine cuisine. 2019-20 Nov 2011