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2017 Lionel Faury Condrieu

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ITEM 7978863 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
stemo8 $40 $40
mdk17 $39 $0
evjoh $38 $0
$35
Item Sold Amount Date
I7978863 1 $40 Oct 17, 2021
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RATINGS

93Wine Spectator

Ripe and showy, with pear, yellow plum and white peach flavors mixed together, wrapped in jasmine and acacia notes and backed by a hint of warm brioche on the finish.

93Vinous / IWC

Vibrant, mineral-accented citrus fruit, pear nectar and floral aromas show very good clarity and take on a peachy nuance with air. Juicy and broad on entry...concentrated citrus, pit fruit, honey flavors and an undercurrent of dusty minerality. Finishes with fine definition and strong tenacity, with gently sweet pit fruit and marzipan notes lingering.

PRODUCER

Lionel Faury

Domaine Lionel Faury became a commercial winery in 1979 when Philippe Faury took over the family farm, which had sold produce and wines for generations. Philippe expanded the estate to nearly 40 acres and concentrated on exporting wine. In 2006 son Lionel took over, and today the estate is considered one of the most outstanding artisanal producers in the area. Faury makes red and white wines.

REGION

France, Rhône Valley, Northern Rhône, Condrieu

The Northern Rhône Valley wine region hugs the Rhône River from Vienne in the north to Valence at its southern tip. The French call the region Côtes du Rhône Septentrionales, and it is divided into eight appellations. Along with its neighbor to the south, the Southern Rhone Valley, it is famous for its big, tannic, intensely concentrated wines. Syrah is the only red grape permitted in AOC wines from this sub-region, though the Syrah can be blended with the white wine grapes Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne, depending on the regulations for each AOC. White wines are made from Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. Of the eight appellations in the north, the most admired wines tend to come from Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and Hermitage, though there are certainly exceptional wines to be found in St. Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, St.-Peray, Crozes-Hermitage and Cornas. Along with Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, Rhône wines are among France’s best known and most collected wines. Red wines from these appellations are notable for their signature aromas of bacon and green olives, and for their depth. Robert M. Parker, a great champion of Rhone wines, has written that “the northern Rhône produces three of the greatest wines in the world – the white wines of Condrieu and the red wines of Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage.”