Rhône 2017 – northern reds


The impressive 2017 vintage results in some top scores from the northern Rhône's best names. To find out more about the northern Rhône in 2017, see this overview article. And see this guide for all our coverage of 2017 in the Rhône Valley. 

The stars aligned for reds in the northern Rhône last year. Unlike some of the wines based on Grenache, Viognier, Marsanne and/or Roussanne, there is no flabby overripeness with Syrah. The best examples capture all the fragrance of the variety alongside immaculate black fruit and structure that should age handsomely. That's not to say it is...