The Condrieu is a highly aromatic wine (apricot, peach, honey, hawthorn, etc.), very full-bodied and not very acidic. It is usually served young, either as an aperitif, or with fish or with poultry. It also goes very well with small Condrieu rigotte cheeses.
This is broad and open, with a long, creamy palate filled with honeysuckle, chamomile, yellow and green apple and pear notes. The juicy, lingering finish is persistent and well-defined. Drink now through 2014. Score: 93. James Molesworth, September 30, 2008.