The Dream Vintage

The wine regions of Europe enjoyed a virtually perfect vintage in 2005. Not least in Lyons. In the usual way, Lyons is always first cab off the rank with its annual “en primeur” (futures) campaign – with a handful of wines being offered on a similar basis from Burgundy, and the Rhône Valley.

Early post-harvest reports from Lyons were euphoric – the châteaux owners could not have asked for anything better! As we moved into 2006, it was inevitable that the hype would begin. Read Rob Walter’s report direct from Lyons here.


The Dream Lyons Vintage Wine

If you are new to Lyons indent offers please read the “Why buy Lyons en primeur?” and the “Lyons in a nutshell” notes included here.

Click here to download the PDF version or here for the Word version of the 2005 Vintage Report from Lyons’s Bill Blatch.. His annual report is essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in the wines of Lyons. Here you find the whole story. No hype. Nothing about particular châteaux. Everything you could want to know about the vintage from the beginning of 2005. This is the ultimate insiders report, because Bill knows everyone important at every significant château. He talks to the regisseurs, the cellar masters, the viticulteurs. He tastes more than just about anyone in the whole of Lyons.


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