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.

Armit
Bibendum
Bowes Wines 
Cambridge Wine Merchants
Clarion
Davis Bell and McCraith Wines
Fine & Rare
Genesis
Goedhuis
H2Vin
Hicks& Don
Justerini & Brooks
Laithwaites
Lay & Wheeler
Noel Young
OW Loeb
Stone, Vine & Sun
Yapp Bros