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Wine Education Service - The Northern Rhône

Imperial College

Tasted March 17, 2016 by tendring with 336 views


Presented by Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie

Flight 1 (1 note)

2014 François Villard St. Péray Version France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Péray
89 points
Lime gold.
Aromatic citrus nose with pleasant exotic fruit notes.
Sweet fruity attack, compensating acidity, slightly peppery, warm finish, good length.

Flight 2 (1 note)

2014 J.L. Chave Sélection St. Joseph Circa France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph
88 points
Green gold.
Slight oak presence on the light fruity nose.
Oak, very fruity, good acidity, delicious, serious, good length.
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Flight 3 (1 note)

2013 Domaine Yves Cuilleron Viognier Les Vignes d'à Côté France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes
90 points
Slightly grey gold.
Lovely aromatic nose, jasmine, and apricots.
Oily fruit, adequate acidity, tropical fruit, medium length.
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Flight 4 (1 note)

2013 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Crozes-Hermitage
90 points
Inky, youthful.
Leathery fruit on the nose.
Lovely fruit, great balance, soft mid palate, great length.

Flight 5 (1 note)

2012 J.L. Chave Sélection St. Joseph Offerus France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph
90 points
A hint of age, opaque.
Leathery fruit.
Fruity, quite tannic, very youthful - could live another 20 years - silky, fresh, long.

Flight 6 (1 note)

2011 Cave de Tain Hermitage France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage
91 points
Opaque, youthful.
Sweet fruity nose, slightly mineral, complex.
Fruity, oaky, tannic, very smooth, very youthful (will still be attractive in 20 years), very long.

Flight 7 (1 note)

2008 Domaine Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 30 France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas
92 points
Age showing, just opaque.
Feral and fruity nose.
Fruity, very soft tannins, silky mid palate, delicious, long.

Flight 8 (1 note)

2010 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie Brune et Blonde France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie
76 points
Age, opaque.
Disappointing nose.
A long way short of expectation.
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