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2016 Guigal Condrieu

2016 Guigal Condrieu

93 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2016 Guigal Condrieu
93 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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A beautiful white from the classic home of the Viognier grape. Guigal are experts in Condrieu and bottle as much as 40% of the appellation under their labels. From a year that enhanced the elegance while capturing the subtle generosity of this style, it is dry but offers wonderful ripe stonefruit and florals with a gentle oiliness in the texture. Luscious yet so refined, this is an appealing and absolutely classical Condrieu to enjoy now or cellar a few years.

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$89.99 in mixed 6+ or $99.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Viognier

Its Origins

Guigal is the most famous producer in Côte Rôtie and one of the finest in the Rhône Valley. It was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal, following his departure from Vidal-Fleury, where he had worked for just under twenty years. His son, Marcel, joined his father in 1961 and is now the head of the company.Guigal pioneered the notion of single vineyard Côte Rôties and his 3 most famous wines, La Landonne, La Mouline and La Turque are amongst the most sought after wines in the world today. Marcel Guigal's attitude to winemaking is typical of the simple genius that one seems to stumble upon when looking at any of the world's greatest winemakers - low yields, organic viticulture and little or no intervention in the cellars - in short, a respect for nature and a passion for the wine itself. This has been passed down to his son Phillippe, who is now the winemaker.

What The Critics Say

93/100 Vinous, Josh Raynolds

"(one-third new oak) Pale green-hued gold. Powerful, mineral-tinged orchard fruit, melon and floral aromas are sharpened by notes of ginger and lemon zest. Concentrated pear, Meyer lemon and violet pastille flavors show a suave blend of richness and delicacy thanks to a spine of juicy acidity and a chalky mineral nuance. Closes minerally, taut and quite long, leaving a sexy floral note behind." Drink 2019 - 2024

17/20 JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming

"Exemplary peach and apricot aromas, thick and unctuous and perfumed on the finish. There's a very lovely fennel note giving complexity on the finish, and no excess oak here. Fairly low acid but enough to keep tension. One of the better Condrieus in 2016. 2015 now all sold out. One-third new oak, two-thirds stainless steel. (RH)." Drink 2017 - 2019

90/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski

"Guigal now bottles approximately 40% of the appellation’s total production, so it’s fortunate that the 2016 Condrieu is a fine ambassador for the region. One-third of this bottling sees new oak, while the rest goes into stainless steel. Some may quibble with the oak in an entry-level bottling, but I don’t find it excessive. The wine remains floral and fresh, with apricot and melon flavors that finish with modest spice notes and on a silky textural note. Drink it young." Drink 2018 - 2020

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Viognier

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rhone Valley

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with GAME
with POULTRY

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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