Rhône 2016 – other southern reds


See this Rhône 2016 guide. For a more detailed review of the southern Rhône in 2016, see this overview article.

Congratulations on finding the best buys of the southern Rhône in 2016! Some Châteauneufs may have the highest scores (see these reviews of the Tradition bottlings and Cuvées Spéciales) but they never come cheap. Whereas the best wines of Gigondas, Vacqueyras and the other villages of Grenache-land can be bought for a much more satisfying QPR, in most cases.

The benefits of such amenable vintage conditions means that the general standard is high, with harmonious technical balance...