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2005 Guigal - Condrieu La Doriane

FRANCE / RHONE / CONDRIEU
  • 96 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Viognier
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SKU: 48203-2005-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($90) Light gold. Explosively aromatic nose offers a complex array of citrus and spice scents, notably tangerine, blood orange and nutmeg. Sappy and concentrated, showing great depth to the sweet but energetic citrus flavors. Really expands on the palate, with riper peach and nectarine flavors building through a strikingly long, elegant finish. |We're after finesse and expression without heaviness here.| explains Guigal, who points out that this was raised in 100% new oak. |You can't see it, can you?| he asked. Nope.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Concentrated, with focused almond, acacia, mango and dried pineapple flavors. Nice cut to the finish, with lingering anise notes that really open up in the glass. Great mouthfeel. 1,500 cases made.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Guigal is the largest producer of Condrieu, and he continues to augment his production from this tiny appellation. His 2005 Condrieu La Doriane is one of the finest he has ever made. The wine is just spectacular and in 2005 went through 100% malolactic. The wine is sensationally rich with notes of crushed rocks, white peach, spring flowers, and some bee's wax and tropical oils. Totally profound, with fabulous acidity, amazing richness and length, this is a stunner that should drink well for 4-5 years, possibly longer. Experience has taught me that confidence in Condrieu to hold up with aging is a fool's game, so enjoy this wine's early appeal and its fabulous aromatics.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Peter B
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Beeswax, and citrus, fully mature but plenty left. A great example of this varietal
    Author: Scooter
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Great wine, hasa not gone into dumb faze. Great fruit, oily, exactly what I want from this Rhone superstar
    Author: Jim W NYC
  • Self | Rating: 93

    This is not your mother's Viognier. Strong, powerful nose of perfume and flowers and a mineral finish that doesn't quit. Outstanding wine that is ready to drink.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2010
    Author: DrinkBeHappy
  • Self | Rating: 87

    too oaky for me.... on the nose there is white flowers and pears
    Drink Dates: 2009
    Author: Forest HK
Marcel Guigal - the so-called "pivot" of the Cote-Rotie appellation - is both an owner and negociant, and vinifies over 40% of all Cote-Rotie. His father, Etienne, started out quite modestly in 1946, and over the next decades the company has grown to encompass all that is best in the Rhone Valley. Not only known for the massive hits in Hermitage and Cote-Rotie, the Guigal name is synonymous with quality all along the scale, from the humble Cotes-du-Rhone to the Big Three - La Landonne, La Mouline and La Turque.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 418 bottles owned
  • 63 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 63 collectors)