Condrieu Luminescence Guigal Half 2015
The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 and is one of the most revered and unwaveringly consistent estates in the Rhône Valley. Luminescence is a sweet Condrieu produced from later-harvested Viognier grapes. Only made in vintages with specific conditions, the grapes are vinified and matured in new oak casks and the finished wine is bottled with 55g/L residual sugar. From the excellent 2015 vintage, this is a wonderfully opulent and viscous wine, offering up notes of poached pears, baked apricot, cinnamon, vanilla and honey. This wine has only been released in 1999, 2003 and 2015.