Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Northern Rhône Wines Recently Tasted Part IX: Balthazar, Barge, Billon, Bonnefond, and Clape

As pointed out in my prior review, 2014 is a vintage that posed some problems, but good producers generally were able to handle them. 2015 has received great acclaim. It is a vintage of ripe, rich wines, sometimes a bit low in acidity. So far, I've found the whites more consistent than the reds, although there are some spectacular reds.

Earlier reviews of Northern Rhônes are here, here here,  here herehereherehere, and here 

All wines below are red, except as specifically noted otherwise. (Continue reading here.)