Top Northern Rhônes 2011

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This cooler vintage is a marked contrast to the previous two powerhouse years, giving wines of real charm, freshness and balance, from versatile whites to approachable, fruity reds. John Livingstone Learmonth selects his top picks (wines are listed in commune order, north to south)
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rhone, northern rhone 2011, Domaine du Colombier Cuvee Gaby
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Domaine du Colombier, Cuvée Gaby

Domaine du Colombier, Cuvée Gaby
Copious, charged wine, has more intent and content than many, a bold glass filler.  17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Price £11.25–£17.28(ib) Genesis, Goedhuis, HS Liquid Assets, Justerini & Brooks, Lay & Wheeler, Tanners
Drink 2014–2023
Alc 13%

rhone, northern rhone 2011, Domaine Combier Clos des Grives
rhone, northern rhone 2011, Domaine Belle Louis Belle
rhone, northern rhone 2011, Domaine du Colombier Cuvee Gaby
rhone, northern rhone 2011, Fayolle Fils and Fille Les Cornirets
rhone, northern rhone 2011, Gilles Robin Papillon