Wine Spectator 92 points - Bold and forward, with graham cracker, ginger and toasted almond notes followed by a plump core of peach, glazed pear and apricot flavors. The lightly toasty finish adds to the hedonistic feel. Drink now through 2014. -JM
(Nov 30 2013)
Vinous 91 points - Light, bright gold. Powerful aromas of lime zest, pear skin, white flowers and quinine. Juicy, intense and deep, with chewy orchard and citrus fruit flavors and bright spiciness and minerality. Tangy acidity energizes the mineral-accented, persistent finish.
Wine Advocate 93 points - Even better is the 2011 Condrieu La Combe de Malleval. Full-bodied, opulent and rich with unmistakable minerality, it reveals notes of lychee nuts, peaches, honeysuckle and crushed rocks. Drink this luscious white over the next 2-4 years. (Dec 2012)