Steven Spurrier's top wines to put in the cellar

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Steven Spurrier to the cellar 2013, François Villard’s Grands Vallons Condrieu

2011 Rhônes

The Rhône’s 2011 vintage is the third very good one since the robust 2009 and elegant 2010; beautifully balanced with a good future. Two whites for drinking from 2013 to 2015: François Villard’s Grands Vallons, Condrieu (£265) had ripeness with a mineral edge; and Domaine de Marcoux’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape (£280), lighter and more floral than usual with great depth. Two reds from the north, 2014–2020: Pierre Gaillard’s Clos de Cuminaille, St-Joseph (£150), rich, even creamy fruit with finesse; and François Villard’s Seul en Scène (£220), concentrated and velvety, superbly vibrant and expressive. Four from the south, 2018–2020: Denis Alary’s Cairanne, Font d’Estevenas (£92), rich garrigue fruit in Châteauneuf style; Domaine de la Mordorée’s La Reine des Bois, Lirac (£136), impressive fruit, will gain in finesse; Domaine Santa Duc’s Prestige des Hautes Garrigues, Gigondas (£250), 15% old Mourvèdre gives grip for a great future; Clos de Caillou’s Châteauneuf-du- Pape (£390), rich Grenache fruit from 55-year-old vines. Prices in bond from H2Vin

Taken from the March 2013 issue of Decanter magazine

Steven Spurrier to the cellar 2013, O Fournier Spiga
Steven Spurrier to the cellar 2013, Domaine Burgaud.
Steven Spurrier to the cellar 2013, François Villard’s Grands Vallons Condrieu
Steven Spurrier to the cellar 2013, Les Vaucopins 1er Cru Chablis
Steven Spurrier to the cellar 2013, Untertuerkheimer Gips Spaetburgunder