E. Guigal Condrieu 2012
|Region||France, Rhone, Condrieu|
Wine EnthusiastThis is less flamboyant than some Condrieus, but it still shows characteristic honeyed, floral notes. It's also one of the less expensive wines from the appellation and the most widely available. Apricot joins the party on the balanced palate and lingers through the finish. Drink now-2020.
International Wine CellarPale gold. Pungently aromatic scents of dried pear, citrus zest, chamomile and violet, with a hint of anise in the background. Concentrated and lively on the palate, with tactile pear skin and Meyer lemon flavors given added power by deeper nectarine and honey qualities. Sharply delineated on the close, leaving chalky mineral and pit fruit nectar notes behind.
Wine SpectatorA textbook Condrieu, with alluring creamed peach, apricot and ginger notes backed by almond cream and anise details on the finish. The lightly toasted finish lingers. Drink now. 9,000 cases made.