Rhône 2018 – northern whites

Tasting white Rhônes

Tasting notes for northern Rhône whites from the 2018 vintage. For a guide to our coverage of the Rhône 2018 vintage, see this article. For a more in-depth look at the vintage, see Lifting the lid on 2018 in the Rhône.

In a vintage characterised by an extended hot spell in the summer, it is hardly surprising that the 2018 vintage of Rhône whites is often characterised by low acidity. This is, of course, not unusual for the style, but it leaves too many of the wines un-refreshing and gloopy. There are far too many examples of Condrieu that are...