Wine Spectator 92 points - A bright, juicy version, with anise, green plum, peach and quince notes. The fresh, lightly toasty finish lets the fruit linger. Drink now through 2014. 30 cases imported.-JM
(Nov 15 2013)
Vinous 91 points - Vivid yellow-gold. A complex bouquet evokes candied pit fruits, honey and anise, with a bright mineral topnote. Juicy and smooth in texture, offering fresh nectarine and orange pith flavors and a deep note of nougat. A strong mineral quality comes up on the spicy, lingering finish.
Wine Advocate 92 points - Chapoutier’s 2011 Condrieu Invitare reveals lychee nuts, honeysuckle, buttered melon and nectarine notes in its rich, full-bodied personality. It is a noteworthy success in a vintage that was extremely strong for Condrieu. (Dec 2012)