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Chapoutier Sélections Parcellaires 2011
20 Aug 2012 by Jancis Robinson
Doesn't time fly? It seems only yesterday I was reporting on the 2010s - which I did twice, first here and then here , at Michel C's insistence since he thought I was too hard on his wines the first time around! When I retasted his 2010s, Michel Chapoutier told me, 'there were two different vintages in 2011: those who picked early and those who waited, like us. The total quantity was huge, up 25%, but people who waited saw their grapes drying and losing weight.' I haven't tasted nearly enough to pontificate about the 2011 vintage in the Rhône Valley in general myself, and won't until my visits there at the end of the...

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