Maison & Domaines Les Alexandrins<br />2017 Maison Les Alexandrins Condrieu<br>France

Maison & Domaines Les Alexandrins
2017 Maison Les Alexandrins Condrieu

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TYPE Dry - White
REGION Rhône Valley | France
GRAPES Viognier
93 points, Wine Spectator |
93 points, Decanter |
91 points, Vinous |
91 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate |
90 points, Jeb Dunnuck |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
93 points, Decanter
“The winemaking team put the brakes on the rich fruity side of Viognier here, going for more sculpted and fine citrus zest, saffron and apricot pit characteristics. It has a tight frame and a sense of slate physicality in the mouth from those granite soils. It’s aged half in barrel, half in vat for eight months, with no new oak. This vintage saw an extremely dry July and August, with just one day of rain over the whole two months, saved by a burst of 40mm falling in one day just before harvest. This will be bottled in September, and should age extremely well over the next five years. The grapes for Maison Les Alexandrins are grown on Côteau de Chéry – where Chapoutier makes a single vineyard bottling – and Côteau de Rozay on the higher slopes of the appellation.”

93 points, Wine Spectator
“Plump and forward, offering an exotic mix of plantain, persimmon, apricot and white nectarine flavors, laced with a thread of bitter orange through the finish. Lots of fun. Drink now.”

91 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
“The medium to full-bodied 2017 Condrieu Maison les Alexandrins is a worthy follow-up to the fine 2016. It shows hints of buttered pineapple in addition to the apricot aromas and flavors, then adds hints of peppery spice and a slightly chalky texture on the lingering finish.”

91 points, Vinous
“Glistening yellow. Ripe citrus, orchard and pit fruits, succulent herbs and a hint of honey on the nose, along with a floral nuance that builds with air. Shows the ripeness of the vintage, offering juicy orange, poached pear and nectarine flavors that are given back-end cut by a spicy ginger flourish. Takes an exotic turn on the long, smooth finish, which leaves a musky papaya note behind. Drink up, with great pleasure and, hopefully, a hefty slice of funky game terrine, blue cheese or some foie gras to go along with it.”

90 points, Jeb Dunnuck
“The 2017 Condrieu has some toasty notes and a modern slant, yet still offers very pretty stone fruits, apricot, spice, and floral aromas and flavors. It’s ripe, round, and supple on the palate, with moderate acidity, and is geared toward near-term drinking.”

About The Winery
Maison & Domaines Les Alexandrins is the story of three friends combining the savoir-faire they learned from their parents and grandparents and the fruits from beautiful and historic terroirs. Nicolas Jaboulet, the 6th generation of a winegrowing family in Tain l’Hermitage, Guillaume Sorrel, son of Marc Sorrel of Domaine Sorrel in Hermitage, and Alexandre Caso, a specialist in the terroirs of the Northern Rhône, joined forces in 2012. They began working parcel by parcel in Crozes-Hermitage for the wines of Maison Nicolas Perrin. In 2015, the name was changed to Maison & Domaines Les Alexandrins. Today, Maison & Domaines Les Alexandrins produces Northern Rhône wines that are true and classic expressions of the region.