(RP=94) Stephan commented that he did everything he could to maintain freshness in his 2015 whites, and he?s done a fabulous job with both Condrieu releases. The 2015 Condrieu La Combe de Malleval comes from two separate parcels and offers a textbook array of apricot, flower oil, crushed rocks and sappy flowers, with building depth and richness on the palate. It?s a gorgeous Condrieu that will be even better this time next year and drink well for 4-5 years at a minimum. (AG=93) Pale yellow-gold. Ripe nectarine, orange, honey and violet scents are lifted by a smoky mineral note. Stains the palate with vibrant citrus and pit fruit flavors that show superb delineation and back-end thrust. Aeration brings out subtle iodine and chamomile qualities. Shows impressive focus and mineral cut on the finish, which hangs on with strong, floral-tinged persistence. (WS=92) Lovely creamed pear, green apple and peach flavors glide through, gilded with light brioche and heather accents. Has a verbena edge for brightness on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 1,166 cases made.