Guigal Condrieu La Doriane 2016

Viognier from Condrieu, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
JD 96
V 95
WA 94
PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 338604

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$89.95
List $135.00
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750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Aug/Sep 2021) 12+ Available
96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The flagship 2016 Condrieu La Doriane also shows the freshness and more classical style of the vintage. Citrus blossom, crushed rocks, honeysuckle, and orange blossom give way to a medium to full-bodied, incredibly elegant Condrieu that gains depth and richness with time in the glass. It will be better this time next year and keep for 7-8 years. Drink: 2018-2026. (1/24/18)"

95 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "[$135 list] (aged for eight months in new oak barrels) Light bright yellow. Expansive aromas of ripe nectarine, pear liqueur, candied fig and pungent flowers, along with a smoky mineral nuance that builds in the background. Palate-staining, impressively concentrated citrus and pit fruit flavors show superb clarity and become more energetic with air, picking up a touch of lemon curd. The mineral and floral qualities come back emphatically on the extremely persistent, penetrating finish, which shows a suave blend of power and finesse. Drink: 2020-2026. (May 2018)"

94 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "Bottled in June 2017, the 2016 Condrieu la Doriane is entirely barrel-fermented in new oak. This vintage seems more restrained and less rich than some others, but it remains marked by smoky, grilled apricot aromas and flavors. It’s nicely balanced and not overly opulent, retaining a sense of elegance on the long, spicy finish. Drink: 2018-2025. (Dec 2017)"
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96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The flagship 2016 Condrieu La Doriane also shows the freshness and more classical style of the vintage. Citrus blossom, crushed rocks, honeysuckle, and orange blossom give way to a medium to full-bodied, incredibly elegant Condrieu that gains depth and richness with time in the glass. It will be better this time next year and keep for 7-8 years. Drink: 2018-2026. (1/24/18)"

95 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "[$135 list] (aged for eight months in new oak barrels) Light bright yellow. Expansive aromas of ripe nectarine, pear liqueur, candied fig and pungent flowers, along with a smoky mineral nuance that builds in the background. Palate-staining, impressively concentrated citrus and pit fruit flavors show superb clarity and become more energetic with air, picking up a touch of lemon curd. The mineral and floral qualities come back emphatically on the extremely persistent, penetrating finish, which shows a suave blend of power and finesse. Drink: 2020-2026. (May 2018)"

94 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "Bottled in June 2017, the 2016 Condrieu la Doriane is entirely barrel-fermented in new oak. This vintage seems more restrained and less rich than some others, but it remains marked by smoky, grilled apricot aromas and flavors. It’s nicely balanced and not overly opulent, retaining a sense of elegance on the long, spicy finish. Drink: 2018-2025. (Dec 2017)"
Product SKU 338604
Producer Guigal
Country France
Region Rhône
SubRegion Northern Rhône
Appellation Condrieu
Varietal Viognier
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color White
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