Rhône 2016 – northern whites


See this guide to our extensive coverage of 2016 Rhône. For a more detailed review of the northern Rhône in 2016, see this overview

If there is a blip in the excellence of the 2016 vintage of the Rhône, it is perhaps among the whites of the north. That's not to say there aren't some excellent examples, but the bulk of them seem respectable rather than thrilling. 

Condrieu is the ideal case-in-point: for the prices demanded by these wines, you would hope for greater degrees of clarity and precision. The problem seems to be a combination of ample...