Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Miscellaneous Northern Rhônes recently sampled II

The producers are enthusiastic about all three of the 2012, 2013, and 2014 vintages, and these wines back them up. 

As has been the case for some time, your best values are from less prestigious appellations where you can get wines that are not far from the top wines of the Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie appellations and better than many, if not most, wines from those two appellations. Nevertheless, when you get a top Hermitage or Côte-Rôtie (or Cornas), such as Faurie's Hermitages below, the experience can be magnificent. (Continue reading here.)