Southern Rhône 2006 continued

The more I taste, the more enthusiastic I am about the 2006 vintage throughout the Rhône. There is richness here, and juicy fruit, and no shortage of generally flaterringly ripe tannin too. You can find so many wines with real personality, of all three colours, many of whose prices compare extremely favourably with what we are likely to see from Bordeaux this year. See also our Northern Rhône 2006 tasting notes to follow.

The following notes supplement our major survey of 2006 Châteauneuf reds and whites that was published last January.

Wines are listed white before red, then...