Tag Archives: Northern Rhone

Paul Jaboulet Aine La Chapelle Hermitage 1999, North Rhone, France

The last vintage of the nineties marks a decade of inconsistency, stretching in/to the mid-2000s. But in more recent time, the new owners and a new winemaking team have restored the La Chapelle to the heights of its glory day.┬áThe … Continue reading

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M. Chapoutier Domaine Tournon Shays Flat Vineyard Shiraz 2010, Pyrenees, VIC

Michel Chapoutier is quite well established in Australia now, having produced wines over the past decade. A biodynamic champion of single vineyard wines from the Northern Rhone, the vineyards of Domaine Tournon are on the foothills of the southern extension … Continue reading

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The generosity of Luke Lambert

As a continuation from tasting Luke Lambert’s wines, he shelled out some serious dough to pour out the syrahs as a way of illustrating the style of wine he is aiming to perfect. Admitting his preference for Northern Italian cuisine, … Continue reading

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Yves Cuilleron St Peray Les Potiers 2010, Rhone Valley

A 70/30 blend of Marsanne Roussanne that spent 9 months in barrel. # 839 of ~6800 btls produced. This wine has a lovely pale yellow-golden colour, with youthful perfume of peach blossom, lemon cheesecake and apricot. Dry, full-bodied, there is … Continue reading

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