E. Guigal 2010 Cotes du Rhone blanc
Peach, grapefruit skin, longan, and mineral. Light honey water note after breathing.
Medium+ acidity with stony and waxy note on palate. Slightly oily mouthfeel.
SY Rating: 16/20
E. Guigal 2009 Condrieu
Lemon, flint, acacia, apricot, a bit creamy and oak nose, floral perfume. Vioginer nose is not very dense as La Doriane.
Slightly oily mouthfeel, with waxy and petrol hint. Shows more stony style than La Doriane. Medium+ acidity, long length.
SY Rating: 17/20
E. Guigal 2010 Condrieu "La Doriane"
The nose is a bit reserved than E. Guigal 2009 Condrieu at the beginning, but definitely denser. Acacia, apricot, stone, light ginger, creamy, light caramel, and spicy noses of white pepper, anise and clove.
The alcohol mouthfeel is a bit higher. More rounded mouthfeel and more fruity than 09 Condrieu.
SY Rating: 18/20
Yves Cuilleron 2009 Condrieu Ayguets Liquoreux
Liquoreux is a label regulation of desert wines. If “Liquoreux” is indicated on the label, it means the residual sugar in the wine should be at least 45g/L.
Medium gold color. Flower, caramelized pineapple, ripe apricot, distinct acacia, chili pepper skin, plastic pipe, honey, and light petrol. Medium+ acidity. Lingering length
SY Rating: 18.5/20
Domaine Jo Pithon 1996 Coteaux du Layon St. Lambert
Amber color. Honey, aged nose, dry tangerine skin, hay, dry wood branches, and incense. High acidity, lingering.
SY Rating: 19/20
Apimed Staroslovanská Medovina Svetlá
This “Old Slavic mead light” is an interesting ancient Slavs drink (from Middle Ages), which is made with water and honey. Lasting mono nose of honey and medium acidity.
SY Rating: 16/20