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, Tardieu Laurent Vielles Vignes
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Tardieu-Laurent, Vieilles Vignes

Tardieu-Laurent, Vieilles Vignes
Large-scale bouquet, roasted, sturdy. Full, complete Cornas, rippling fruit, a powerful heart beat. Long, promising. 18.5pts/20 (95/100pts)
Price £30–£31.67(ib) Corney & Barrow, Millésima
Drink 2015–2028
Alc N/A

rhone, northern rhone 2011, Gilles Robin Papillon
rhone, northern rhone 2011, Alain Voge Vielles Vignes
rhone, northern rhone 2011, Tardieu Laurent Vielles Vignes
rhone, northern rhone 2011, Thérry Allemand
rhone, northern rhone 2011, Guillaume Gilles Chaillot