This wine is ripe and expresses the particularly hot conditions experienced in this vintage. It shows the concentration of Viognier yet remaining balanced thanks to its incredible energy and tension. The wine unveils elegant notes of ripe white stone fruit and has a beautiful freshness.
Cotes du Rhone de Chateau Grillet 2018
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93pts Wine Advocate– 2017 vintage
The 2017 Cotes du Rhone Blanc displays a sense of restraint allied to great richness, making for a wine that’s intense and powerful without being at all heavy. Pencil shavings accent apricot and melon fruit in this full-bodied yet beautifully balanced offering.
90pts Decanter– 2018 vintage
A little-known Côtes de Rhone from Ch Grillet, introduced because of stricter selection of grapes going into the main estate blend (something that has been happening since 2011, the year of purchase by Artemis), with this coming from a 3.5ha plot that they feel doesn’t give the same complexity.
The biggest difference that you find in the wine is more Viognier typicity, so you get a burst of juicy apricot backed up by rich citrus. A lovely wine with clear emphasis on well-controlled fruit and full of pleasure.
89-91pts Wine Advocate– 2018 vintage
Tasted from barrel, the 2018 Cotes du Rhone Blanc is toasty and mealy, with floral nuances layered over ripe peach flavors. It’s medium to full-bodied, round and supple on the palate, showing good length. Easy to drink already, it’s sourced from the estate’s lowest terraces and loess soils.