1961 vintage guide for Red Rhone

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A very great year throughout the Rhone; Chateauneuf especially rich and powerful

Weather Conditions

Best Appellations

A very great year throughout the Rhône. Côte Rotie was also superb, but many are now tiring. Rich powerful wines emerged from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and the best are still drinking well. (Condrieu made very impressive, aromatic wines.)

Best Producers

Jaboulet’s Hermitage La Chapelle is the much sought-after wine of the vintage.