2018 in the Rhône Valley must count as one of the great vintages. The crop was small, thanks partly to poor flowering and an unusually wet spring and the hot, dry summer that followed, and provided just what was needed for perfect ripeness. Soft, silky tannins and an abundance of ripe flavours make this a perfect vintage to drink young.
The wines featured here are delicious already and a tempting aperitif for our full en primeur offer, which is live now!
In a nutshell, the 2018 Rhônes are concentrated and richly flavoured, with well-defined flavours. Despite undoubted power, they have retained both charm and elegance. A winning formula for sheer enjoyment!
Three mixed cases offer a reassuring preview of a vintage guaranteed to please. Rarely was there more instant gratification to be snapped up.