Northern Rhône 2009
See our Guide to 2009 Rhône coverage (which includes a list of those UK merchants currently making offers of them) and also my May tasting notes on the excellent Chapoutier 2009s . There's a fascinating array of wines here, with the overall standard of winemaking better than it has ever been. What is marked is that the growers of the northern Rhône have never had so much confidence in their very particular terroirs and their ability to express them. Those remarks of course apply only to those growers who make their own wine. A very significant proportion of them sell their grapes to the major commercial force in...
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