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.
Brilliant clear golden yellow. Intensely flowery (violets), and fruity (apricot, peaches and citrus). Palate is fresh and round. Rich, unctuous and full bodied. Harmonious with light acidity and round fleshy fruits. Delicate and elegant.
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