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Top scoring Rhône 2015 wines

By April 29, 2022Bronze, Market Updates, Rhone

The 2015 vintage in the Rhône is widely regarded as an exceptional year for the region. Producers, critics and merchants have praised the vintage since its release.

Maison Guigal’s winemaker was quoted as saying that, ‘Northern Rhône 2015 is surely the vintage of a lifetime’, though Jeb Dunnuck cautioned that while ‘at times outstanding’ it had yielded ‘few superstars’.

Today we look at the secondary market performance of some of the best-rated wines since their release.

The table below shows a selection of 2015 wines that received 98 points or higher from James Suckling, Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate) and Jeb Dunnuck.

Eight of the top 11 best-performing wines are not included in the Liv-ex Rhone 100 index. Of these, four have seen strong price performance in recent years, as seen in the chart below.

Domaine Jamet, Côte Rôtie Côte Brune 2015, for example, received 99-points from Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate). Its Market Price is up 31% since release. Head winemaker Jean-Paul Jamet commented, ‘you hope for a few vintages like this in your life’.

Auguste Clape 2015 is also up 23%. It was one of the last vintages produced by the pioneering winemaker in Cornas, Pierre-Auguste Clape before his death in 2018.

Interestingly, six wines appear to have dropped from their peak; Guigal’s signature single vineyard Côte Rôtie labels, La Turque and La Mouline among them.


There are currently around 180 LIVE opportunities for 2015 Rhône.

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Liv-ex analysis is drawn from the world’s most comprehensive database of fine wine prices. The data reflects the real time activity of Liv-ex’s 560+ merchant members from across the globe. Together they represent the largest pool of liquidity in the world – currently £100m in bids and offers across 16,000 wines. Independent data, direct from the market.