Domaine Barge • Condrieu – 2020 (92)
The 2020 Condrieu La Solarie is another bright, lively Condrieu that does everything right. It has a touch more tropical fruits compared to the 2021 and is medium-bodied, has nicely integrated acidity, and terrific overall balance.
Le Vieux Donjon • Chateauneuf du Pape – 2020
The 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape is another winner from this team, and readers can’t go wrong here. Based on 75% Grenache, 10% each of Syrah and Mourvedre, with the balance Cinsault, it was partially destemmed and brought up all in foudre. This beauty just about jumps out of the glass with its Provençal aromatics of ripe cherries, ground pepper, saddle leather, garrigue, and spice. These carry to a medium to full-bodied wine that has the vintage’s charming, pure character front and center, yet still brings good mid-palate density and ripe tannins. Buy a case, count yourself lucky, and enjoy bottles any time over the coming 10-15 years.
Domaine Barge • Condrieu - 2020
Le Vieux Donjon • Chateauneuf du Pape - 2020
Two wines from the Rhone, a beautiful Condrieu and a classic Chateauneuf du Pape.
wooden gift box included.