This is a balanced, not over-rich Condrieu, with enticing cookedwood flavors. The big attraction, a result partly of the fresh 2000 vintage, is its refreshing acidity, which cuts through the weight and richness and makes it very drinkable.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.