Originally posted by Roentgen Ray:
Have you had much experience with Condrieu? Are these wines that evolve with time, or should be consumed within 4 years. I have a Georges Vernay Condrieu 2004 and am not sure when to drink it. I only have one bottle, I couldn't allocate too much room in the suitcase for whites. It is the only white I brought back from my last Rhone visit.
It's a big wine, 100% Viognier, I believe. I've only had a few. I don't know anything specifically about the 2004 vintage for whites from the northern Rhone, but I've read it was just average for the reds, and not one to hold. My guess is that your wine would be best consumed over the next year, but it's just my guess. Maybe others with more knowledge on this will chime in.