E. Guigal

La Doriane Condrieu Viognier

9.238 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
Condrieu, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Viognier
Turkey, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Pork, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Quinoa, Mushrooms, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Huge and lovely. Well balanced with explosive aroma.

Huge and lovely. Well balanced with explosive aroma.

Apr 5th, 2019
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.2

Rich and unctuous. The wine shows some oak and a super full bodied texture. Not for everyone but a benchmark for its style.

Rich and unctuous. The wine shows some oak and a super full bodied texture. Not for everyone but a benchmark for its style.

3 people found it helpfulMay 29th, 2016
Garen Staglin

Very unusual. 100% new oak but the Viognier handles it!

Very unusual. 100% new oak but the Viognier handles it!

Sep 9th, 2016
David L

14' E Guigal La Doriane Condrieu. An outstanding Viognier! A wine you can just sip on a hot summers day. Welcoming guests & family as they arrive to your home. From appetizers/lunch/dinner. It's one of the most versatile varietals. (my opinion)

I can smell & taste so many things in this FULL-BODIED wine. PEACHES/floral/perfumed nose. On the palate I get tangerine, peach, honey, medium oak. A little spice & well balanced acidity/minerality throughout the class. Everything I could want in a great Viognier. The Somm thinks the 13' is drinking better now? I'm certain he's right.
The 14' is tasting absolutely delicious tonight. A little more time in the bottle, might be beneficial.
(Just another thought ) California Viognier's often criticized for not having enough minerality to it ? Okay ...I can still love them all!!

14' E Guigal La Doriane Condrieu. An outstanding Viognier! A wine you can just sip on a hot summers day. Welcoming guests & family as they arrive to your home. From appetizers/lunch/dinner. It's one of the most versatile varietals. (my opinion)

I can smell & taste so many things in this FULL-BODIED wine. PEACHES/floral/perfumed nose. On the palate I get tangerine, peach, honey, medium oak. A little spice & well balanced acidity/minerality throughout the class. Everything I could want in a great Viognier. The Somm thinks the 13' is drinking better now? I'm certain he's right.
The 14' is tasting absolutely delicious tonight. A little more time in the bottle, might be beneficial.
(Just another thought ) California Viognier's often criticized for not having enough minerality to it ? Okay ...I can still love them all!!

Jul 11th, 2016
Ryan Mullins

Tasted blind and it was the classic Condrieu

Tasted blind and it was the classic Condrieu

Feb 14th, 2017
Tim Telli

Beauty in a bottle

Beauty in a bottle

Jul 5th, 2016
Jason Chiu

Full-bodied, oaky, tons of lanolin. Much more expressive on the second day than the first, very good benchmark condrieu

Full-bodied, oaky, tons of lanolin. Much more expressive on the second day than the first, very good benchmark condrieu

Mar 26th, 2020
Jon Ebsworth

A pleasing aperitif

A pleasing aperitif

Apr 6th, 2019
Aditya Sane

Excellent Vigonier... heavy on the palate
Notes of almonds, flowers, a hint of nutmeg

Excellent Vigonier... heavy on the palate
Notes of almonds, flowers, a hint of nutmeg

Nov 28th, 2017
Javier Alonso

Necesita algo mas de botella

Necesita algo mas de botella

Mar 10th, 2017