Just returned from an extensive tour in the Northern Rhone...

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Just blitzed the NR with clients/friends from Stockholm : many highlights including Alain Voge’s top Cornas “Fontaines” ; a tasting lunch at Chapoutier: tastings of mature Cornas at Jean Luc Colombo; A fabulous dinner on the riverside at the Hotel /Restaurant “Beau Rivage”; Hermitage “Bessards” at Delas Freres; some “to die for” Condrieu at Christophe Pichon and Rémy Niero; discovering the top Seyssuel ( the forgotten vineyards of Vienne) cuvées from Vins de Vienne; discovering that Crozes Hermitage IS capable of excellence ( Domaine des Colombier and Domaine des Lises) and not forgetting the stellar line up of Cote Rotie/Condrieu at Jean Michel Gerin; Exhausted on my return but very satisfied ..and many gems stored away in the cellar.