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Rhône 2009 - a guide

25 Nov 2010 by Jancis Robinson

5 Jan - we now have more than 150 tasting notes on 2009s from the northern  Rhône and more than 500 on 2009s from the southern Rhône. 

24 Nov - tasting notes have been updated with Bibendum's exclusive offerings.

Here's a guide to our extensive coverage of the potentially very exciting 2009 vintage in the Rhône Valley, where the north in particular produced very exciting quality quite consistently and where the south has also yielded some exceptional, and some very uncomfortable-tasting, wines.  We reckon we have about

See below* for a list of UK merchants known to be making special Rhône 2009 offers.

The beautiful autumn landscape in the southern Rhône was photographed by Michel Blanc of Maison des Vignerons Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Northern Rhône 2009 overview (8 Jan 2011)

More Rhône 2009s - affordable Chapoutier (30 Nov)

Southern Rhône 2009 overview (20 Nov)

Northern Rhône 2009 (19 Nov, updated 24 Nov)

Rest of Southern Rhône 2009 (18 Nov, updated 24 Nov)

Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2009 - reds (17 Nov)

Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2009 - whites (16 Nov)

Rhône round-up (25 Oct)

Good and bad news in Châteauneuf (19 Oct)

Chapoutier Sélections Parcellaires 2009 (27 May)

* UK merchants making offers of 2009 Rhônes

Please feel free to add any more via the Comments box below.

Bowes Wines 
Cambridge Wine Merchants
Davis Bell and McCraith Wines
Fine & Rare
Hicks& Don
Justerini & Brooks
Lay & Wheeler
Noel Young
OW Loeb
Stone, Vine & Sun
Yapp Bros


And Bowes Wine are about to launch. Tarantara!

17 Mar 2011 13:18 by Caspar Bowes

Davis Bell and McCraith Wines are pleased to offer a selection of wines from Perrin (including Beaucastel) and Domaine des Senechaux en primeur with further wines to be added in the New Year.

30 Nov 2010 12:26 by Aidan Bell

Our Sourthern Rhone's are well on the way to being sold out (aboout half already are), but a couple of dozen wines are stil available from Cambridge Wine Merchants. Northern Rhone coming soon. Many thanks, Stewart.

28 Nov 2010 19:20 by Hal Wilson

Stone, Vine & Sun will be makiing their usual offer of 2009 Rhones ep in the New Year Simon Taylor

25 Nov 2010 10:08 by Simon Taylor

Hi Jancis we have our offering on line and in print as of today with new wines being added all the time. Thanks Noel Young

22 Nov 2010 15:08 by Noel Young

O W Loeb have also got a 2009 Rhone offer at the printers!

19 Nov 2010 15:06 by Nicola Franklin

Lay & Wheeler have an initial Chateauneuf offer on now, to be followed by a much larger offer next spring:

19 Nov 2010 10:48 by Victoria Chaplin

Laithwaites Wine are now selling a range of 2009 Rhones.

17 Nov 2010 15:38 by Donna McLoughlin

Hello, Hicks & Don will be selling 09 Rhones on an Ex. Cellar basis

17 Nov 2010 13:58 by Jamie MacKenzie-Charrington

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