All this week we are publishing our 650 reviews of the very successful 2010 vintage in both northern and southern Rhône. Below is a list of what we know is either published or will be, most recent articles at the top.
I took the picture of the painting that adorns the label of Chave's special Hermitage Cuvée Cathelin in Jean-Louis Chave's office at the beginning of this month. His was just one of many desks I saw on my travels around Burgundy and the Rhône last autumn prominently sporting a biodynamic calendar.
In our tasting articles we have retained both tasting notes if a wine was tasted both in the Rhône (usually blind with its peers) and in London, and have tried to include as much background information as possible. Prices given are generally in pounds per dozen bottles in bond from the UK importer who showed this wine.
Dom Coursodon, Silice 2010 St-Joseph (Wine of the week, Fri 2 Mar)
Many more northern Rhône 2010s (Tasting articles, Thu 1 Mar)
The rock and Rhône of 2010 - an overview (Free for all/FT, Sat 7 Jan)
Rhône 2010 - northern reds (Tasting articles, Thu 22 Dec)
Rhône 2010 - other southern reds (Tasting articles, Wed 21 Dec)
Rhône 2010 - Châteauneuf-du-Pape reds (Tasting articles, Tue 20 Dec)
Rhône 2010 - whites and the odd rosé (Tasting articles, Mon 19 Dec)
Rhône 2010 tasting notes next week (Free for all, Fri 16 Dec)
2010 - a word to the wise (Inside information, Mon 28 Nov)
Chapoutier's 2010 Sélections Parcellaires (Tasting articles, 19 May)
UK merchants currently making offers of 2010 Rhônes include the following:
Fine + Rare
Justerini & Brooks