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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Gilles Robin, Papillon

Gilles Robin, Papillon
Rocking fruit, a real whizzer here. Stylish bouquet, fresh palate, fun and finesse in the fruit, smoky darkness. 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Price £12.50 The Wine Society
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 13%