"2014 should have a place in cellars thanks to the delightful pleasure they can supply, both in the Northern and the Southern Rhône."
John Livingstone-Learmonth, drinkrhone.com
"...this vintage produced supple, charming, friendly and superficial efforts that will drink nicely right from the gate. The silver lining is the quality of the whites... these have good, although not great, levels of concentration and shine for their elegance, charm and purity."
Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate.
All the major commentators have now opined on Rhône 2014. This is a good, rather than great vintage for reds and an excellent year for whites (indeed, outstanding for Viognier).
As ever with en primeur offers, there are only two good reasons for buying: to purchase at an advantageous release price and/or secure an allocation of a rare wine. Given the recent strength of Sterling, we are able to offer lower en primeur release prices for wines from Jasmin, Le Vieux Donjon (RP 89-91) and Trévallon, plus no increase in respect of Clape. These wines will provide rewarding drinking while you wait for the truly outstanding vintages 2009, 2010 and 2015 (rated by Marcel Guigal as the greatest of his lifetime) to mature.
Rhône 2014 wines Available Now:
Several Rhône 2014 wines are already bottled and shipped. These can be purchased online immediately, for delivery as normal.
Rhône 2014 wines En Primeur Offer:
Click here for our Rhône 2014 vintage report and prices on wines offered en primeur for purchase now, with delivery in mid to late 2016.
The Rhône en primeur 2014 offer closes on 31st January 2016.