75cl * 13% ABV * Condrieu, France
Tardieu Laurent takes its name from the original founding partners, negociant Michel Tardieu and Dominique Laurent, who was originally a pastry chef. The business is now one of the Rhone's top negociant firms, and one of the few domaines to use biodynamic farming techniques.
This is an outstanding example of a Condrieu made in a modern style, aged in new French oak barrels. Mature now and ready for drinking, yet still brilliantly perfumed with apricot, orange marmalade, and exotic spice. The finish is long and slightly saline, leaving a dry, fairly refreshing finish. Serve chilled with a plate of sushi or some classic roast pork.
Drink now - 2025