Rhône 2016 – guide


Over the next ten days, we will be bringing you a comprehensive guide to the wines from the 2016 vintage in the Rhône Valley. The headline news is that it is another fantastic year for the region, following on from the excellent 2015s

For two weeks in October, I was in the region to taste the wines and visit key producers. Along with some London tastings, including some notes from Jancis, our database has over 1,000 tasting notes for 2016 Rhônes, covering all the major appellations and prestigious estates, including top cuvées from Château Rayas, Clos des Papes, Domaine de la Vieille Julienne, Domaine Jamet, Guigal, Chapoutier, Jean-Louis Chave, Auguste Clape, Marc Sorrel and many more.

The coverage will unfold as follows (links will be provided as articles are published):



In the UK, some en primeur offers are already under way. We understand that the following merchants will be participating: A&B Vintners, Armit, Averys, Corney & Barrow, Davy's Wine Merchant, Genesis, Goedhuis, H2Vin, Jeroboams, JN Wine, Justerini & Brooks, Laithwaite's, Latimer, Thorman Hunt, The Wine Society, Uncorked and Yapp.