M. Chapoutier La Combe Pilate Viognier 2016
Pale gold with aniseed-colored highlights. Very fresh on entry, good balance with a savory finish that brings out the rustic and mineral overtones.
|Region||France, Rhone, Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes|
Jeb DunnuckMade from 100% Viognier, the 2016 IGP Collines Rhodaniennes La Combe Pilate is a ripe, unctuous beauty that boasts a huge nose of ripe peach, orange blossom, and honeysuckle. Rich, medium to full-bodied and textured, it's a mini (maybe not so mini) Condrieu.
Wine SpectatorThis has lots of anise, peach, apricot and green plum flavors bouncing through, with fresh acidity and a fennel streak lending freshness. Drink now.
Wine AdvocateNot overly rich or weighty, the 2016 IGP Collines Rhodaniennes La Combe Pilate Viognier is a lightly honeyed, floral expression of the variety. Fresh apricot fruit goes down easy, leaving behind a lingering impression of summer.