Rhône 2013 – Vacqueyras


Welcome to this week’s plethora of tasting notes on 2013 Rhônes, mainly but not exclusively reds – although the relatively cool summer and late harvest resulted in some very attractive whites throughout the Rhône (see particularly my report on the northern Rhône). See also our guide to coverage of 2013 Rhône and my overview of the vintage.

My annual blind tasting of Vacqueyras was, as usual, kindly organised by the Maison du Vin in the village just down the hill from Gigondas. I was amazed to learn in advance of the tasting that in this coulure-shrunk 2013 vintage there were...