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, Guillaume Gilles Chaillot
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Guillaume Gilles, Chaillot

Guillaume Gilles, Chaillot
Authentic, true Cornas; has fruit flair, spine from tannins. Partly rich, partly flinty, a wholesome duet. 17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Price £33 Vine Trail
Drink 2015–2032
Alc N/A

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