Rhône 2010 Tasting & all wines now online

Following on from the success of our Burgundy Growers tasting in January, we returned to Glaziers Hall last night to preview the 2010s from the Rhône valley. With all tickets sold we hosted some of the best producers the region has to offer, and it goes without saying that the wines were a delight to taste. Personal highlights included Pierre Usseglio’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tradition, an attractively perfumed nose with juicy blackberry and spice on the richly textured and perfectly balanced palate.

With over a dozen producers in attendance, the range of expertise on hand and wines available to taste, were truly exceptional. Baptiste Grangeon of Domaine Cristia summed up the hallmarks of the vintage succinctly when I tasted with him – “precision, purity, and balance” are the key features of this special vintage. The Rhône valley is riding the crest of a wave, on the back of 8 consecutive good to excellent vintages, it is worth pointing out that over this time there has been very little upward pressure on pricing – it remains one of the world’s best-value fine wine regions.

Will Hepworth
Senior Wine Consultant

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Rhône 2010 is now online!
In the Rhône valley, as with Bordeaux and Burgundy, the 2010 vintage is tremendous. It is the best I have ever tasted, including 2007. In fact, whereas in Bordeaux and Burgundy there has been debate over which vintage of 2009 or 2010 is better, in the Rhône there is general agreement amongst critics and winemakers alike that 2010 is the superior vintage.

We are particularly proud of our Rhône range, which features some of the most sought-after producers from both the north and south of the region, as well as properties that consistently offer quality and value for money.  The full list of wines can be viewed and purchased online, but if you require any additional information, please call +44 1473 313 300 to talk with a member of the sales team.

Nick Dagley
Senior Wine Buyer

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