Rhône 2015 – rest of southern Rhône reds


See this guide to our coverage of 2015 Rhône

I tasted most of these 294 southern Rhône wines blind, in the interprofessional headquarters of Gigondas (a particularly pretty building looking out on to the village square while the plane trees were noisily pollarded as usual), Vacqueyras (a slightly more workmanlike building in that village) or in Avignon at the medieval headquarters of Inter Rhône.

The producers of Gigondas seem to be following their counterparts downhill in Châteauneuf not only with their pricing but also with the increasing number of special cuvées. To protect my liver, I had to edit...