Information & scores : 2010 Northern Rhone

  • Indifferent 18/20

Vintage description 2010 Northern Rhone

Following on directly from the much-hyped 2009, the 2010 vintage did not achieve the reputation it deserved despite balances which are appreciably better and fresher than in the previous year. The best wine growers, who had well-ripened clusters, were able to obtain remarkably fresh, and particularly easy-drinking wines due to vinification of entire harvests, which clearly marks them out from 2009 wines, which are sometimes a little richer, but often much heavier. Enthusiasts would do well to look at wines from Crozes-Hermitage and Saint-Joseph, which are dense and also have very subtle tannins.