As well as being an exceptional year in Bordeaux, 2009 has produced a great vintage in The Rhone. If you have never bought en primeur before this may be the best opportunity for some time. The wines are affordable and available.
Northern Rhone, where experts think this is the best vintage for 20 years is dominated by the Syrah grape. The style is clean and robust.
Southern Rhone tend to be Grenache based, producing a red fruit based wine. Some people describe it as crunchy but I have never reallly known what that means
Berry Brothers campaign begins tomorrow so I will be keen to pick up some wine from producer, Emmanual Darnard. I bought some in 2007 and it has been a firm favourite since.
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