Etienne Guigal Condrieu 2017 750ml
Condrieu, Rhone, France
JS93 JD91 WE91
James Suckling 93
Attractive, fresh apricots and white nectarines. White flowers, too. Very fresh and bright. The smooth and even palate has a very rich and concentrated core of apricots. Super-ripe and super-fresh.
Jeb Dunnuck 91
Leading off with the two Condrieu releases, the 2017 Condrieu offers an exotic, fresh, vibrant style that’s going to gain weight with time in bottle. Terrific notes of pineapple, green citrus, and a hint of minerality all flow to a medium-bodied, balanced beauty that I’d be happy to own in quantity. For a hot, hot vintage, the estate preserved freshness and purity.
Wine Enthusiast 91
Whiffs of sun-kissed grain or hay are restrained on the nose, but the palate of this voluminous Viognier bursts of peach, honeysuckle and apricot. It’s lavish and textured, with a long, warming finish marked by layers of saffron and candle wax. Vintus LLC