Rhône 2022 – Cornas, Côte Rôtie and red Hermitage

Barrel cellar at Guigal

An early peek at the 2022 vintage in these northern Rhône Syrah heartlands, including a taste of Guigal's La Reynarde – the newest of their La Las, which Ali was the first journalist to taste (a glimpse of the tasting is shown above). See also Ali's 2022 vintage overview and report on the 2022 northern whites, and this guide to all our coverage of the 2022 vintage in the Rhône Valley.

In Cornas, at the top end, with producers such as Clape and Franck Balthazar, the 2022 wines are superb: tight and detailed as well as dense, with...