Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph Blanc Les Oliviers 2018

Rhone Blends - White from St.-Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
WA 92-95
JD 94
V 94
JS 92-93
14.0% ABV
Item # 337358

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$89.95
750ml
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92-95 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Saint Joseph les Oliviers Blanc is approximately 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne, all barrel fermented and aged almost entirely in used oak (there is one new demi-muid in the mix for the 2018). It's impressively rich and honeyed, with sweet, fruity notes of grilled pineapple balanced by hints of white pepper and brighter citrus notes. Full-bodied, creamy and lush, it remains lively and fresh on the finish—a wonderful paradox that the Gonons seem able to bring out in all of their wines. Drink: 2020-2028. (Jan 2020)"

94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Always one of the leading whites in the appellation, the 2017 Les Oliviers Blanc from the Gonon Brothers comes from a single terroir located just outside of Mauves, in the southern part of the appellation. Sporting a vivid gold hue as well as killer notes of quince, buttered citrus, honeyed minerality, and white flowers, it’s full-bodied, has bright acidity, and is perfectly balanced. I’d be happy to put this stunning white in a blind lineup of top Hermitage Blancs. Drink it any time over the coming decade or more. Drink: 2020-2030. (12/12/19)"

94 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Brilliant straw-yellow. Fresh, deep-pitched tropical and pit fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of honey and lemon zest. Ripe and fleshy on the palate, showing sharp definition to the energetic peach, pineapple and tangerine flavors. Finishes silky, focused and very long, displaying repeating peachiness and building mineral and floral qualities. Raised in oak demi-muids, all of them neutral. Drink: 2022-2028. (Apr 2020)"

92-93 points James Suckling: "Quite rich and buttery with apricots and peaches on offer with a sweet, fleshy and ripe palate that offers good weight and achieves some freshness at the finish. Drink on release. (10/11/19)"
92-95 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Saint Joseph les Oliviers Blanc is approximately 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne, all barrel fermented and aged almost entirely in used oak (there is one new demi-muid in the mix for the 2018). It's impressively rich and honeyed, with sweet, fruity notes of grilled pineapple balanced by hints of white pepper and brighter citrus notes. Full-bodied, creamy and lush, it remains lively and fresh on the finish—a wonderful paradox that the Gonons seem able to bring out in all of their wines. Drink: 2020-2028. (Jan 2020)"

94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Always one of the leading whites in the appellation, the 2017 Les Oliviers Blanc from the Gonon Brothers comes from a single terroir located just outside of Mauves, in the southern part of the appellation. Sporting a vivid gold hue as well as killer notes of quince, buttered citrus, honeyed minerality, and white flowers, it’s full-bodied, has bright acidity, and is perfectly balanced. I’d be happy to put this stunning white in a blind lineup of top Hermitage Blancs. Drink it any time over the coming decade or more. Drink: 2020-2030. (12/12/19)"

94 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Brilliant straw-yellow. Fresh, deep-pitched tropical and pit fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of honey and lemon zest. Ripe and fleshy on the palate, showing sharp definition to the energetic peach, pineapple and tangerine flavors. Finishes silky, focused and very long, displaying repeating peachiness and building mineral and floral qualities. Raised in oak demi-muids, all of them neutral. Drink: 2022-2028. (Apr 2020)"

92-93 points James Suckling: "Quite rich and buttery with apricots and peaches on offer with a sweet, fleshy and ripe palate that offers good weight and achieves some freshness at the finish. Drink on release. (10/11/19)"
Product SKU 337358
Producer Pierre Gonon
Country France
Region Rhône
SubRegion Northern Rhône
Appellation St.-Joseph
Varietal Rhone Blends - White
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 80% Marsanne, 20% Roussanne
ABV 14.0%
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