The legend began at the time of the Roman Empire. Due to the growth of the number of vineyards in Gaule and a general overproduction in the Roman Empire, it was decided that half of Gaule’s vine stocks must be removed. However, the Emperor Probus demanded that a single hillside must be preserved, his “Cherished” hillside, overlooking the Rhone Valley, producing an extraordinary wine. Since this time, vine stocks have continued to prosper on this hillside and nowadays the legend lives on as Condrieu “Chéry”.
'Vivid yellow. Intense, mineral-accented lemon-lime, green apple and ginger scents, along with suggestions of iodine and fennel. Smells like a serious white Burgundy. Minerally and sharply focused on the palate, offering intense citrus and orchard fruit flavors that deepen on the back half while maintaining urgency. Finishes with an emphatic echo of chalky minerals and superb persistence, leaving behind a refreshingly bitter citrus zest nuance.'
93 Points - Josh Raynolds, vinous.com