2012 E. Guigal Condrieu
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Even better, the 2012 Condrieu (same elevage as the 2011) is a slightly fresher effort that offers vibrant white peach, apricot, flowers and assorted tropical notes. Possessing awesome acidity and freshness, yet still showing the texture and depth of the appellation and variety, it is a knockout Condrieu to enjoy over the coming 4-5 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale gold. Pungently aromatic scents of dried pear, citrus zest, chamomile and violet, with a hint of anise in the background. Concentrated and lively on the palate, with tactile pear skin and Meyer lemon flavors given added power by deeper nectarine and honey qualities. Sharply delineated on the close, leaving chalky mineral and pit fruit nectar notes behind.
A textbook Condrieu, with alluring creamed peach, apricot and ginger notes backed by almond cream and anise details on the finish. The lightly toasted finish lingers.