The 2016 vintage of La Doriane has a good dose of oak making it full and rich with a smokey base to the fruit. But the balance is good and makes this a complex and elegant wine that should be drinking perfectly now.
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Guigal is one of the best known and highly regarded producers in the Rhône and their Condrieu benefits from the same quality of production as their famous reds. La Doriane tends to have a good dose of oak making it full and rich with a smokey base to the fruit. The balance is usually good and allows for complexity and a touch of elegance.
E.Guigal now has several vineyards across the Rhone valley but the wines produced in Cote Rotie are the most notable. La Landonne, La Turque and La Mouline are all highly praised and highly sought after. Chateau d’Ampuis launched in 1995 is gaining in ratings but still offers good value for money.
2016 was an excellent vintage in Rhone