Rhône 2012 - southern whites and rosés
For all other coverage, including vintage reports and the rest of the tasting notes, see our guide to Rhône 2012 . While I tasted nearly 70 of Châteauneuf's increasingly accomplished white wines, I had time to taste only a small selection of wines from other southern Rhône appellations. As a generalisation they tend to be pretty full bodied but the best have considerable tension and ageing potential. See, for example, my 2008 article Châteauneuf doesn't have to be red . In the 2012s I found none of the spent-match reductive notes that have become so fashionable among Chardonnay and white burgundy producers, but lots of...
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