Information & scores : 2006 South Rhone

  • Indifferent 18/20

Vintage description 2006 South Rhone

July's water stress combined with the coolness of August contributed to a very good vintage in the Rhône Valley. The grapes reached an excellent level of maturity, with the wines showing elegant and silky tannins. Both in the north and south, wines from the most complex terroirs enjoy excellent ageing potential. Châteauneuf-du-Pape produced some very refined wines that will reach their peak fairly quickly. Gigondas also produced some lovely wines.

Best in 2006 France, Vallée du Rhône Sud, Indifferent

Hermitage Ermitage de l'Orée Chapoutier - Condrieu La Doriane Guigal - Côte-Rôtie La Mouline Guigal - Côte-Rôtie La Turque Guigal - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rayas Reynaud - Hermitage - Hermitage - Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Janasse (Domaine de) Aimé Sabon - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Barbe Rac Chapoutier - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Clos des Papes Paul Avril - Côte-Rôtie La Landonne Delas Frères - Hermitage Marc Sorrel - Côte-Rôtie Les Rochains Domaine Bonnefond - Condrieu - Côte-Rôtie La Landonne René Rostaing - Condrieu Coteau de Vernon Georges Vernay - Hermitage Ermitage l'Ermite Chapoutier - Saint-Joseph Les Granits Chapoutier - Hermitage Ermitage Le Méal Chapoutier -

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