Andre Perret Condrieu Coteau de Chery 2016

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney
From mainly 1948 Viognier on Chéry at Condrieu, fermented, raised 65% 228 & 300-litre oak casks (20% new, 80% 1-4 years), 35% vat 12 months, malo completed JOHN LIVINGSTONE-LEARMONTH

Pale green-hued gold. High-pitched citrus and orchard fruit scents are complemented by suggestions of violet, lemon pith and smoky minerals. Juicy, penetrating and strikingly pure, offering incisive pear, Meyer lemon and white peach flavors along with anise, saffron and floral nuances. Displays superb clarity and energy on the finish, which hangs on with outstanding, mineral-dominated tenacity. Most of these vines are close to 80 years of age now, Perret told me. Drink: 2019-2025 VINOUS

Coming largely from 80-year-old vines in the Coteau du Chery, Perret's 2016 Condrieu Chery is a tremendous effort. The decomposed granite soils seem to impart more tension into the wine, so although this medium to full-bodied wine is rich and fruity, it's also lively, spicy and fresh. Floral and apricot aromas lead the way, followed by a silky-textured palate that never seems heavy and a nearly never-ending finish. Just wow. ROBERT PARKER