30 December 2013: This week, to start 2014 with something substantial to get your teeth into, we publish the Rhône 2012s, polished up and complete with Jancis's thoughts on each category. Jancis is back from Rhône Valley having tasted many 2012s sur place while Julia and Jancis have both attended some of the Rhône 2012 tastings that were held in London last month in order to present you with a detailed report on this interesting vintage. Look out for Jancis's overall impressions of northern Rhône 2012 this coming Saturday, and southern Rhône the week after. Below is our guide.
We've also put together a list of UK merchants offering Rhône 2012.
Rhône 2012 - northern reds and whites 30 December 2013
Rhône 2012 - Châteauneuf-du-Pape reds 31 December 2013
Rhône 2012 - other southern reds 1 January 2014
Rhône 2012 - southern whites and rosés 2 January 2014
OTHER COVERAGE - most recently published at the top
North Rhône 2012 - very good in parts (Free for all) 4 January 2014
Tardieu Laurent, Becs Fins 2012 Côtes du Rhône (Wines of the week) 8 November 2013
Rhône primeur offers - we tried (Free for all) 12 June 2013
Smiles and a storm in the Rhône (Inside information) 12 September 2012
France's vintage 2012 so far (Inside information) 9 August 2012
The photograph of La Mouline vineyard is taken from Guigal's website.