What the Critics say
Another insanely good Condrieu is the light gold-colored 2009 Condrieu la Doriane. A bigger, richer, more flamboyant and sexy wine than the 2010, it offers thrilling notes of tangerines, white peach, flowers and brioche in a full-bodied, fat, unctuous, yet never heavy package. It doesn’t have the minerality and precision of the 2010, but it packs a crazy amount of fruit and texture, and is just a joy to drink. Drink: 2011-2019
Opulence in a glass... A condrieu like no other. The Viognier grapes from this 35yr old vineyard is both fermented and matured in new wood which sits nicely in the background. Unlike early drinking styles of Condrieu, 'La Doriane' develops in the bottle and continues to evolve for many years after bottling.