Rhône 2015 – northern Rhône reds


See this guide to our coverage of 2015 Rhône, which includes a list of UK merchants currently making offers, and 2015 north Rhône reds – best in 55 years? 

Although the northern Rhône produces barely one twentieth as much wine as the southern Rhône with its vast production of Côtes du Rhône, its total volume in 2015 was 14% more than the average over the previous three years, whereas that figure was only 6% in the southern Rhône. 

The 2015 vintage is clearly highly unusual in the northern Rhône – much riper and in some cases softer than usual...