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, Alain Voge Côtes du Rhône
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Alain Voge, Les Peyrouses Côtes du Rhône

Alain Voge, Les Peyrouses Côtes du Rhône
Direct, wide blackberry nose. Fresh length, tangy fruit, crisp tannins. Very good. 16.5pts/20 (88/100pts)
Price £6.50–£7.50(ib) HS Liquid Assets, Lay & Wheeler
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 12.5%

rhone, northern rhone 2011, Yves Cuilleron Viognier Vin de France
rhone, northern rhone 2011, Domaine du Monteillet Stephane Montez Le Petit Viognier
rhone, northern rhone 2011, Alain Voge Côtes du Rhône
rhone, northern rhone 2011, Domaine Clape Vin des Amis