Rhône 2013 – rest of southern Rhône


See also our  guide to coverage of 2013 Rhône and my overview of the vintage.

I feel rather sorry for the producers of these 158 wines. For the last few vintages many of us have criticised them for producing wines uncomfortably high in alcohol and then along comes the relatively challenging vintage 2013 and there is a temptation to criticise the wines for an excess of acidity.

Despite some reasonably concentrated crimson colours, my teeth were left remarkably unscathed by many of these wines – up to the Beaumes de Venise collection anyway.

I tasted most of these blind...