E. Guigal

Condrieu Viognier

9.0321 ratings
9.099 pro ratings
Condrieu, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Viognier
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Founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Côte-Rôtie. One-third of this bottling sees new oak, while the rest goes into stainless steel. Pale lemon color with stone fruits, floral and sweet spice aromas. On the palate pronounced flavors of ripe apple, apricot, peach, honeysuckle and white pepper. Full body with vivid acidity, medium+ finish ending with toasty smoke notes.

Founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Côte-Rôtie. One-third of this bottling sees new oak, while the rest goes into stainless steel. Pale lemon color with stone fruits, floral and sweet spice aromas. On the palate pronounced flavors of ripe apple, apricot, peach, honeysuckle and white pepper. Full body with vivid acidity, medium+ finish ending with toasty smoke notes.

Aug 5th, 2019
Ellen Clifford

Oak lovers, this Condrieu is for you. 100% new oak but shockingly well integrated. This is the softest and butteriest of the bunch. Personally I maybe wouldn’t choose it but I can think of a good many of my friends who would love it. And it’s not bad for a change!

Oak lovers, this Condrieu is for you. 100% new oak but shockingly well integrated. This is the softest and butteriest of the bunch. Personally I maybe wouldn’t choose it but I can think of a good many of my friends who would love it. And it’s not bad for a change!

Jun 18th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Notes of pear and pear skins on nose and palate. Rich and unctuous with hints of honey. Flavours fill every corner of the mouth. Low acid. Great match with smoked cod No point in further cellaring - delicious now. Will look to drink more Condrieu in the future - love Viognier.

Notes of pear and pear skins on nose and palate. Rich and unctuous with hints of honey. Flavours fill every corner of the mouth. Low acid. Great match with smoked cod No point in further cellaring - delicious now. Will look to drink more Condrieu in the future - love Viognier.

Mar 29th, 2019
Shay A
9.2

Another Wednesday Wine Committee for the books, this one in honor of a former WWC member, with the wines donates from his cellar by his family. A wonderful tribute. Wines tasted blind as usual.

Shame on me for missing this. As soon as I tasted it I said “I’ve had this before” but couldn’t place it correctly. I guessed Alsatian Riesling, but after time in the glass, there was no doubt this was Viognier. Floral, low acidity, mint, and a quick peach finish.

Another Wednesday Wine Committee for the books, this one in honor of a former WWC member, with the wines donates from his cellar by his family. A wonderful tribute. Wines tasted blind as usual.

Shame on me for missing this. As soon as I tasted it I said “I’ve had this before” but couldn’t place it correctly. I guessed Alsatian Riesling, but after time in the glass, there was no doubt this was Viognier. Floral, low acidity, mint, and a quick peach finish.

Jan 30th, 2019
Chris McClellan

Quite expressive, stone and tropical fruits, mineral driven in the end...spicy ginger and full of booze. Slight cheese rind and oak...

Quite expressive, stone and tropical fruits, mineral driven in the end...spicy ginger and full of booze. Slight cheese rind and oak...

Dec 7th, 2018
Matt Nason

Delish

Delish

Jul 9th, 2018
Ron R
9.2

A French white at the top of its game. An explosion of exotic fruit seize the senses. Starts sweet on the mid-palate, with notes of pineapple, kiwi fruit and almonds. Finishes with salinity and gravitas. Looking forward to seeing how this evolves with bottle age.
Even wifey gave it a thumbs up!

A French white at the top of its game. An explosion of exotic fruit seize the senses. Starts sweet on the mid-palate, with notes of pineapple, kiwi fruit and almonds. Finishes with salinity and gravitas. Looking forward to seeing how this evolves with bottle age.
Even wifey gave it a thumbs up!

Jun 23rd, 2018
Shay A
9.2

Weekly Wednesday wine committee. This week we had 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 3 reds, 1 dessert. All tasted blind as normal.

My first guess here was Viognier...should have stuck with it! I ended up guessing gruner-veltliner due to the pepper on the finish. Lots of white flower and beautiful aromatics here.

Weekly Wednesday wine committee. This week we had 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 3 reds, 1 dessert. All tasted blind as normal.

My first guess here was Viognier...should have stuck with it! I ended up guessing gruner-veltliner due to the pepper on the finish. Lots of white flower and beautiful aromatics here.

May 2nd, 2018
Shay A
9.3

Drop dead gorgeous. Best condrieu I’ve ever had. Silky smooth, but not buttery. More macadamia driven. Light. Cashew and lemon cream. Fantastic!

Drop dead gorgeous. Best condrieu I’ve ever had. Silky smooth, but not buttery. More macadamia driven. Light. Cashew and lemon cream. Fantastic!

Dec 23rd, 2017
Adam K.

I can appreciate this is a well-made wine. That said, Viognier is hot garbage.

I can appreciate this is a well-made wine. That said, Viognier is hot garbage.

Sep 21st, 2017