popped and poured. looong legs. honeysuckle, white flowers, and wet slate nose. wonderful white stone fruit, apricot, and faint petrol at the long finish. just slightly blousy--the only flaw. drink now.
Lots of fresh apricot and white flower. Crushed rock minerality is decptively concentrated and soaks up any wood just fine. Viscous and luxurious Viognier. Killed it with cardamom parsnip soup and a funky grilled cheese sandwich.
Popped and poured this was great and better than my last note. Concentrated with all the floral, petrol, and mineral elements you would expect along with just great balance that kept it very light on its feet for such a substantial wine. Hit the spot. A-/A
Drank at Blanco's-unsure if it was his or my bottle but who cares? The wine was stellar. Very fragrant, floral nose, with lots of honeysuckle, lychee and white fruit. Not as full bodied as I would expect from this wine, but certainly no light weight either. Tons of peaches and apricots, offset nicely by a persistently solid acidity level. Lovely minerality and wet stones, great mouth feel to go with the healthy viscosity of this wine. Fab bottle of wine drinking wonderfully at the moment.
First bottle of Condrieu as I have been experimenting with different Viognier styles. Excellent with good structure. Was expecting a tad more acidity (though rare in Viognier) based on reviews, but still a fine wine which achieved good balance with a little air/time. Fabulous floral bouquet as expected. Palate flush with dry hints of stone fruit (peach and apricot dominant). Great "minerality". Was a bit surprised by the amount of toasted oak at first but did integrate with time. Long finish with great weight. Great choice on a warm summer day though as I rule I like whites that are not as oak driven.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.
(E. Guigal Condrieu La Doriane) Light medium lemon yellow color; appealing, evocative, pear, poached pear, fragrant white jasmine nose; hedonistic, rich, creamy textured, poached pear, white jasmine, vanilla palate with good level of acidity; long finish 93+ points
NOTE: Some content is property of The Rhone Report and Vinous and JancisRobinson.com and RJonWine.com.