A pretty medium-gold in the glass. Overflowing with scents of wood, pear blossoms, and apricots overlaid with more unusual scents, including smoke and tomatoes. A complex, evolving nose. Decadent, unctuous richness on the palate is balanced by citrus and spice on an extended finish. Ready to drink, but likely to keep through around 2016, with the fruit likely receding a little, emphasizing the spicier, grittier flavors.
Food pairing: Pasta primavera in a light cream sauce, light curry dishes, the local goat cheese "Rigotte de Condrieu"