A bouquet of wild flowers and white orchard fruit precedes a palate of nervy intensity underscored by a fine acidity and complex mineral notes with an incredibly long finish. This is approachable now if decanted and should have at least 15 years aging potential.
- Bottle £85.00
- Bottle Case £1,020.00
This world-famous wine that should be on any oenophile's 'bucket list' has much more in common with top white Burgundy than it does with its next door neighbour Condrieu. The bouquet is quite restrained, so it is a white wine that is well worth decanting to reveal aromas of apples and a faint waft of struck flint. The palate is restrained, complex and minerally with a long haunting finish.
- Bottle £95.00
- Bottle Case £1,140.00
Château Grillet Wine - Buy Wines from the Château Grillet Region of France
Sadly, many of France’s great wines are beyond the everyday drinking budget of the majority of us ordinary, tax paying mortals and there can’t even be many M.P.’s left with the chutzpah to put a bottle on expenses. Château Grillet is necessarily costly as it is made on steep handtended slopes, in a miniscule (3.8 hectare) monopole appellation, from the low-yielding, capricious Viognier grape, in a country that invented the 35 hour week but, once you sample it, you experience a brand new taste sensation that will forever after shape your palate. I beseech you to cash in that ISA, raid the kids’ piggy banks or cancel your National Trust membership and indulge yourselves in the vinous miracle that is Château Grillet.
Remember, we are not looking for the exuberant, up-front tropical fruit flavours of neighbouring Condrieu; here we are looking for elegance, finesse, restraint even, and Château Grillet delivers these in spades – so treat yourself to a bottle or remain forever ignorant.