The Staff of Decanter explain what has made 2015 a truly special year for Northern Rhône winemaking. A panel of tasters has assembled an impressive set of results. Matt Walls writes:
This time last year I asked Philippe Guigal, the kingpin of Côte-Rôtie, if he could compare 2015 to another year. He had to reach back well beyond his own winemaking experience. ‘My dad would say 1961,’ Guigal replied, ‘and he also talks about the 1945s and the 1929s.’
Northern Rhône winemakers tend to be self-effacing when describing their wines, but while tasting the 2015s from barrel, superlatives flowed across the region.
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