The 2012 Yves Cuilleron Condrieu Les Chaillets is a great white wine that reflects distinctive real winemaking skills of the region. This wine is refined, complex and rich at the same time. The nose expresses nutty (yellow stone fruit, apricots), violet (Condrieu specific fragrance) and honey notes. The palate is distinguished and harmonious with a good breadth. The finish is long, pure and of a refreshing minerality well-expressed by this terroir. The 2012 Les Chaillets is a Condrieu that can be tasted young, after 3 or 4 years, on primary aromas, but also on secondary aromas, after 6 to 10 years.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Slightly richer, with more texture, the 2012 Condrieu les Chaillets offers beautiful notes of ripe peaches, citrus, vanilla bean and hints of cream. Coming from the oldest vines of the estate and barrel fermented and aged, it flows onto the palate with medium-bodied richness and depth, beautiful purity and a big finish.