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2005 E. Guigal Condrieu
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2007

($80) Light gold. Vibrant, expansive bouquet of pit fruits, tangerine and white flowers. Racy, focused and clean, with bright pear and white peach flavors, juicy acidity and a very long, refreshing finish. "We make so much Condrieu that we must make sure that this is a classic example," says Philippe Guigal.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Condrieu

The finest rendition of Viognier comes from the small Rhone Valley appellation of Condrieu, where the best wines from steep, granite-rich slopes show an exotic perfume of peach, apricot, pear, spring flowers, and honeysuckle; a rich but normally dry middle palate; and an overall sense of delicacy. A growing number of wines are being made with substantial residual sugar, but the trend to increasing...
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Emerging from the tiny appellation of Condrieu in the northern Rhone, Viognier has become a rising star in California vineyards, as our American palates have evolved to appreciate more aromatic white wines. Still, the most desired bottlings of Viognier continue to come from Condrieu, a region just south of the city of Lyon. Centuries of cultivation here have taught producers how to...
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