Tardieu-Laurent 2020 Vieilles Vignes White (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Rating and Review | Wine Enthusiast
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Tardieu-Laurent 2020 Vieilles Vignes White (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

Rating
94
Price
$65
Region
Wine Type
Alcohol
13.5%
Bottle Size
750 ml
Issue Date
11/1/2022
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Zesty streaks of Mandarin orange and quince meld into swirls of pencil shavings, vanilla and sweet spice in this freshly perfumed dry white. A Grenache-Blanc dominant blend accented by lesser proportions of Roussanne, Clairette, Bourboulenc and Picpoul, it's a bright-fruited, youthful wine with integrated notes of oak from eight months maturation in new and one-year old barrels. At peak now until 2030, but will develop more savory complexities with further aging. Anna Lee C. Iijima

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