Southern Rhône 2011s - an overview
For the rest of our Rhône 2011 collection, take a look at our guide , which has a full list of all related articles. It's always worrying when a vigneron describes a vintage as 'average'. Vignerons rarely speak with mathematical precision. When they say average, they don't mean roughly halfway between very good and very bad, they mean 'not very good'. After tasting well over 400 reds and 100 whites in the region at the beginning of last December, I was left with the general impression of wines that were not especially, as the French expression goes, 'easy in their skin'. Too many of them seemed awkward, not just in the...
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