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Rhône 2007 - from the spittoon
20 Nov 2008 by Jancis Robinson
Just a few quick observations between tastings - many of them of a range of 2007 Rhônes. The north seems very much more varied than the south, with an almost mind-boggling array of styles in the north, from unreconstructed winemaking reminiscent of the 1960s to super-flash polish. That said, there should be something in there for everyone and it will be my duty in presenting my tasting notes to make the distinctions clear. The standard of Crozes and St-Joseph is hearteningly good - so much better than a few years ago - so there is no need to spend a fortune any more to enjoy great northern Rhône Syrah, even if the...

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