2014 E. Guigal Condrieu (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1262559 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Philippe and Marcel continue to pull back on the amount of oak used for their Condrieu, and the wines show more and more freshness and purity, without sacrificing texture. The 2014 Condrieu has lots of minerality as well as classy citrus blossom, white peach and a kiss of apricot to go with a medium-bodied, pure, elegant feel on the palate. It has plenty of fruit, a big mid-palate and is a gorgeous Condrieu ... (JD)  (12/2015)

92 points Vinous

 Green-tinged yellow. complex scents of yellow peach, tangerine, mango and chamomile take on a dusty mineral flourish as the wine opens up. Supple and expansive on the palate, offering mineral-accented citrus and pit fruit flavors and hints of fennel and violet. Expresses a suave blend of richness and vivacity and finishes minerally and very long, leaving behind poached pear and lemon curd notes. (JR)  (3/2016)

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Alcohol Content (%): 13.5