|Tasting Notes / Comments:||Domaine Capairou is that great rare thing - an affordable Viognier with the rich aromas and rounded flavours that have made Viognier so famous. From its Condrieu Rhône heartland. |
This beguiling, intensely aromatic estate find provides compelling evidence that "There isn't much on this earth to eat or drink that smells so good" - Andrew Jefford, The Evening Standard.
It's made by Richard Osborne, a Viognier devotee and among the first Australian winemakers to make his mark in southern France. The Domaine lies in a cool enclave between the Canal du Midi and the historic, walled city of Carcassonne - and is one of the few areas outside Condrieu where Viognier excels.
A profusion of aromas - honeysuckle, peaches and apricot - and fresh, generously round melon flavour.
Laithwaites (2001 vintage)