2018 Xavier Gerard Condrieu Côte Chatillon, France, Rhone, Wine Review
Very nice expression of a northern Rhone Viognier. Deep golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is perfumed with floral notes as well as peach, slight hay, and slight golden raisin. Full bodied. Viscous, slightly oily texture. On the palate, some waxiness with some pear, slight orange and just a hint of floral notes. Good acidity. Dry. Long finish. This probably should be drunk in the next few years to enjoy the freshness. Nice on its own, this would work well with lighter foods but would be nice s well with lobster.