Rhône 2015 – whites north and south


See this guide to our coverage of 2015 Rhône

While there were many exciting 2014 whites made in the Rhône Valley, many of the 2015s seem to have suffered from a lack of acidity. Even the examples of St-Péray, an appellation that seemed to have been revolutionised in recent years to become a reliable source of tense, exciting wines, rather disappointed me in 2015. 

The best Condrieus were impressive (I have not alas had a chance to taste the 2015 from the new regime at Château-Grillet) but lacked some of the excitement of the previous vintage. And Hermitage Blanc...