1997 Poncins Condrieu
Condrieu, Rhone, France
WB Rating: 86

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $32.00 (Current release)
Type: Viognier
Principal varietal(s): Viognier

Our experience with Condrieu is limited, but this wine proved more of a puzzle to us than expected. Delicate, austere, bone-dry wine with a predominantly floral (mainly lilac) nose and flavors. Cleanly nuanced with some herbal and even grassy notes in the finish. Certainly a pleasant and interesting wine, but one with a disappointingly low intensity level for a wine of this price. - HK, GK 2001-05-02


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