Rhône 2018 – other southern reds

Tasting Rhône in a barrel cellar

Tasting notes for southern Rhône reds 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.

Cooler terroirs such as Gigondas had an advantage in the summer heatwave of 2018, and are less prone to the clumsiness and over-extraction that besets many Châteauneuf-du-Papes. Vacqueyras had a good year too, with the best examples offering 99% of the quality of its more famous neighbours at 50% of the price.

These 157 tasting notes are grouped...