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    Guigal La Doriane Condrieu 2007
    Viognier - Condrieu, Rhone, France

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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 The Wine Advocate, 94 Wine Spectator, 93 Wine Enthusiast, 92 International Wine Cellar, 90 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Condrieu, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Viognier

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Boutique Wines

    Item no. 97622

    Winemaker's Notes:

    100% Viognier

    Intensely powerful and elegant aromas of white flowers, apricot, white peaches. The palate is fresh, round, rich and full-bodied. Fully expressive of the terroir with great finesse. A pleasant light acidity is well balanced with round, fleshy fruitiness.

    Enjoy as an aperitif, or with foie gras, scrambled egg and truffles, or delicate fish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    This full-bodied white was aged in one-third new oak and two-thirds tank. One hundred percent of the 2007 Condrieu La Doriane is vinified in new oak, and put through malolactic. It is then aged for 11 months prior to bottling. Absolutely exquisite, with the oak pushed to the background, this wine’s fruit character is dominated by apricots, peaches, honeysuckle, and marmalade. The beautiful floral and honeyed fruit aromatics are followed by a sumptuous, full-bodied white that is never heavy (because of good acidity) or flabby. Consume it over the next 2-3 years.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Really dense, with a massive core of white peach, fig, almond and Cavaillon melon notes carried by a remarkably creamy-textured palate. Long and pure through the finish, with mineral and floral notes waiting in reserve. Best from 2009 through 2014.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Guigal's luxury cuvée from Condrieu is a blend of vineyards, all vinified and agfed for eight months in new oak. The result is a big, spicy, rich wine, graced with smoky nuances but built on concentrated honey and apricots. It's long and powerful on the finish, ending with impressive spice. Drink now-2015.

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Pale yellow. Intensely floral, sexy bouquet of tangerine, white pepper, lavender and brown spices. Very fresh in the mouth, with sweet citrus and pit fruit flavors, tangy mineral bite and a suave chamomile quality. Really clings to the palate, finishing with excellent clarity, lift and thrust. This has the balance to reward patience but is already extremely seductive.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Richer than Guigal's basic bottling, La Doriane is pushed to super ripeness, the peach flavors taking on a slightly roasted character, a white pepper heat on the finish. Together with the lush texture, it's a big wine for a rich dish, like roasted marrow bones and a parsley salad.

    90 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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