Château-Grillet is an 8.6-acre monopole, one of France's rare micro-appellations. It has long been considered one of the Rhône Valley's most prized terroirs, with its steep, terraced vineyards featuring an ideal exposition and fine, decomposed granitic soils. Yet while Château-Grillet has been revered for its potential, there has been a lack of consistent quality and style from the estate for many years. Wine Spectator's James Molesworth reports.
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