Rhone Wines Star

Rhone Wines Star

Its a great time to be a lover of Rhone wines as the 2009 & 2010 vintages have produced the most stunning results if the latest releases that we have seen are any indication, certainly the team at Wine Spectator are raving about these as well. We wanted to give you a few recommendations for your to take a look at ( some of these may not yet be available  here in Australia yet) but as they say a " cat can dream of being a king". In both of these vintages like most great French vintages you will find a great array and fair priced wines that are simply stunning, price does not always reflect quality.

Here are a few of the best that we have found:

  1. M Chapoutier- Cote des Rhone Les Becasses 2010, rated 95 points by Wine Spectator this stunning red wine exhibits a stunning black tea perfume & a sleek black currant & dried cherry flavors. Described as a very precise wine with wonderful cellaring potential until at least 2025 but will drink well right now- SRP $110.00
  2. M Chapoutier- St-Jospeh White Les Granlites 2010, rated 93 points by Wine Spectator this stunning white wine exhibits chamomile, honeysuckle, blood oramges, apricots & peachs, Described as a " throughly delicious wine ( we can see why) it has a long minerla finish & drink well today and will cellar up until 2015- SRP $40.00
  3. Laurent Betton- Condrieu 2009, rated 93 points by Wine Spectator this stunning white exhibits a much more rounded, slightly ginger, melon, quince & pear flavours. Described as a great drink now wine this will also cellar well into 2017 but why wait. SRP $38.00
  4. Jean-Louis Chave- Hermitage 2009, rated an amazing 98 points by Wine Spectator, this captivating grenache driven red wine is full of immense plum, fig, blackberries & charcoal. This is a serious drinking wine & has the best fruit of the vintage, a great wine to cellar up to 2035 . SRP $300.00
  5. Domaine Faury-St Joseph White 2010, rated 92 points by Wine Spectator, this taunt mango, papaya and creamed peach driven wine has a stunning finish and glides beautifully into the glass. This is another great drink now white wine. SRP $32.00

If you have the opportunity to go to Rockpool Bar & Grill in Sydney ( they have the best wine list in the world and Wine Spectator awarded them this for the 3rd year in a row) you should try a 2009 Domaine Yves Cuilleron Saint Jospeh  as it is another stunnign example and the 375ml bottle that is on Rockpool's list is great value for money and a great wine to accompany one of their great scallop or beetroot inspired salads

Zom Wohl one and all, we will keep you updated when we can track these down for you and land therm here for your tasting pleasure.


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