Guigal Condrieu 2009

E.Guigal, Chateau d’Ampuis, AOC Condrieu, Rhone, France, 2009

Sand and granitic soils on steeply terraced slopes, varietal viognier, aged in 100% new oak, natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, en France, €25.

WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity gold, showing tears.

Nose: clean on the nose, of pronounced intensity, developing, with aromas of highly perfumed honeysuckle, ripe pear, over-ripe peach, apricot and galia melon, warm honey, with a hint of vanilla.

Palate: a dry wine, with medium acidity, a slightly gummy grip, medium (+) alcohol and a medium (+) body, of medium (+) intensity, with a pleasant oily texture, of medium (+) intensity, with flavours of honeysuckle, over-ripe pear and apricot, white peach and warm candle wax.  A long length with a clean slightly grippy finish.

Quality: a very good quality wine, with balanced acidity and alcohol, which are in keeping with the flavour intensity. A complex  developing wine with high level of concentration, but modest acidity, leading to an estimate of improvement in cellar of 2 to 3 years.

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