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E. Guigal Condrieu La Doriane

Wine Details

Vineyard

E. Guigal

Varietal

Viognier

Style

White

Region

France

Wine Description

"Pineapple, grapefruit and tangerine scents, complicated by flowers and subtle oak. Dense and chewy in the mouth, with a distinctly mentholated aspect. Amazingly penetrating for a wine with 14.8% alcohol. But this is bone-dry, with less than one gram per liter residual sugar. Powerful and very long on the aftertaste. Perhaps more structured than the equally rich 2000."-International Wine Cellar

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    "There is only half the normal production of the Condrieu La Doriane (100% barrel-fermented and aged on its lees with routine batonnage) in 2003 because of the vintage’s absurdly low yields. What is in the bottle, however, is spectacular. An exotic, flamboyant white, it boasts marvelous concentration, huge fruit, and a fragrant perfume of smoke, honeysuckle, and confiture of white currants. Drink it over the next 1-3 years."
  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Jan-05
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 156 on Dec-04
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/05