Châteauneuf Blanc - the tasting notes
4 Jan 2008 by JR
One of the revelations of my recent trip to the Rhône Valley was the white winemaking revolution that has been taking place there (as hinted at in Tuesday’s wine of the week ). I’ll be publishing an overview of this exciting phenomenon on Saturday, 12 Jan but in the meantime here are tasting notes on 65 2006 white Châteauneufs, to more than a third of which I gave a score of at least 17. This was not just the Christmas spirit of generosity. These wines are good! So interesting – and very useful for matching with substantial food (13.5% alcohol is the norm). See for example my account of...

Sorry, this page is available only to current Purple Pages members. If you're not a member, why not join today and meet a lively community of fellow wine enthusiasts?

If you are already a Purple Pager, please log in.

Sign up for Purple Pages
  • 10665 articles (two new most days) and 99465 tasting notes
  • Exclusive online access to The Oxford Companion to Wine
  • Exclusive online access to all the World Atlas of Wine maps
  • Lively and intelligent Members' forum
  • Completely independent news, comment and inside tips
Join now
£6.99 a month or £69 a year
(Available in GBP, USD, EUR or AUD)
Contact us | Team Jancis | Site FAQs | Join now | Terms and Conditions | Privacy policy | Site map | RSS
© Copyright 2000-2014 Jancis Robinson