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The Northern Rhône: A primer

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If Burgundy was where I first fell in love with French wines, then the Rhône Valley, specifically the Northern Rhône was where that love was cemented. Having been brought up on Shiraz, and Hunter Shiraz very early on, these Syrah wines were the wines that showed me what the grape was capable of.

Forget, especially if you’re Australian, what you think you know about Shiraz. Because Kansas is going bye-bye.

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Tasting: Yves Cuilleron Crozes-Hermitage ‘Laya’ 2015

It comes as no surprise to me that, as a lad that’s found himself in the Hunter Valley over the last two years, I have begun to develop a natural affinity towards Syrah/Shiraz in all it’s forms.

More recently, that’s taken my tastebuds to France and the Northern Rhône.

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