E. Guigal Condrieu 2018
Limpid yellow. Highly perfumed, mineral-accented pear, white peach and Meyer lemon scents are accompanied by hints of violet, saffron and honey that build with air. Juicy and seamless in texture, offering intense orchard and pit fruit and honeysuckle flavors that are sharpened and lifted by a core of smoky minerality. Finishes sappy, minerally and extremely long, leaving a hint of peach nectar behind. Guigal's "basic" Condrieu is consistently excellent but this one really stands out.
Bright and engaging, with a mix of honeysuckle, plantain, white peach and acacia notes mixed together and carrying through the juicy, rounded finish. Drink now through 2022.
An attractively fresh and super rich expression, in terms of fruit, with exotic mangoes, peaches and apricots, framed in toasty hazelnuts. The palate is bathed in flavor with a very glossy texture and super rich mangoes and peaches here.
Bottled in June, the 2018 Condrieu is a rich yet elegant Condrieu with classy notes of ripe white peach, tangerine, and grapefruit pith as well as medium-bodied richness. It has a touch of salinity on the palate and is beautifully balanced. Drink it over the coming 2-4 years.