E. Guigal Condrieu 2019
|Region||France, Rhone, Condrieu|
The base Condrieu from Guigal always delivers and the 2019 Condrieu is stunning stuff, giving up a beautiful bouquet of ripe nectarines, orange blossom, honeysuckle, and exotic flowers. Just classic Condrieu in every way, it's medium to full-bodied, with remarkable purity, a fleshy opulence, and a great, clean finish. Readers looking for a textbook Condrieu can't go wrong with this. It should keep for 7-8 years, although I always prefer these wines in their first 4-5 years of the vintage.
Notes of candied grapefruit peel, lilac and apricot perfume this bright, sunny Viognier. While fermented and matured in one-third new oak, it balances smoky, spicy, vanilla-cream richness well against pristine tangerine and white-peach flavors, with an invigorating lift of tangerine acidity on the finish. Delicious young, the wine should gain honeyed nuances through 2030.
Guigal's 2019 Condrieu features effusive floral aromas, followed by precise, chiseled notes of apricot and pineapple. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, plump and generous, with a silky texture and hints of ginger and white pepper on the lengthy finish.