Vintage Report

Rhöne Vintage Report by Jaboulet: The total harvest of the Côtes du Rhône wines is 678,345 Hl. In the northernmost part, the grape harvests began on the 23rd. September and finished on the 18th. October. Winter not cold enough, not too cold in Spring. In June, the heating has to be put back on: something unheard of in living memory. The warm days arrive in July and August is a good month. The harvest goes well. There is a large crop and the grapes are healthy. We have good red wines that will keep well, with rich colour.
The white wines are correct: fruity and well balanced with acidity. They are elegant

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1969 On July 20th one of mans crowning achievements occurred when American Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon and uttered the immortal words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." . The opposition to the war continued to increase with more and more attending anti war demonstrations and demanding that the US withdrew from Vietnam. The music came from groups including the Doors, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and the Beatles and the most famous music festival of modern times "WOODSTOCK" took place on a New York Farm on August 15th to August 17th with more than 400,000 avid music fans attending to see the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills Nash and Young and others perform live. fashions reflected the anti war sentiment with military jackets adorned with peace signs, and other trends including long unkempt wild hair and headbands showed the feelings of anti establishment felt by the youth.

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The best wines of the 1969 vintage

Name Tb Producer Location
1 Musigny 97.6 Domaine Georges Roumier Burgundy, France
2 Côte-Rôtie La Mouline 97.5 E.Guigal Rhône, France
3 Vieilles Vignes Françaises 96.3 Bollinger Champagne, France
4 Belle Epoque 96.3 Perrier-Jouët Champagne, France
5 Dom Pérignon Oenothèque 96.0 Moët & Chandon Champagne, France
6 Chambertin Clos de Bèze 95.7 Domaine Armand Rousseau Burgundy, France
7 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 95.5 Domaine Dujac Burgundy, France
8 Krug Vintage 95.5 Krug Champagne, France
9 Montrachet 95.5 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy, France
10 Cristal 95.5 Louis Roederer Champagne, France
11 Musigny 95.3 Domaine Leroy Burgundy, France
12 Krug Collection 95.2 Krug Champagne, France
13 Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 95.0 Chappellet Winery Napa Valley, United States
14 Pol Roger vintage 95.0 Pol Roger Champagne, France
15 Hermitage Les Bessards 95.0 Delas Frères Rhône, France
16 Vintage Rosé 95.0 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne, France
17 Salon 94.9 Salon Champagne, France
18 Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 94.8 Heitz Cellar Napa Valley, United States
19 Dom Ruinart 94.7 Ruinart Champagne, France
20 La Tâche 94.6 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy, France
21 Montrachet 94.5 Domaine Leroy Burgundy, France
22 Mazy Chambertin 94.5 Domaine Armand Rousseau Burgundy, France
23 Chambertin 94.3 Domaine Armand Rousseau Burgundy, France
24 Dom Pérignon Rosé 94.3 Moët & Chandon Champagne, France
25 Richebourg 94.2 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy, France
26 Unico 94.1 Bodegas Vega Sicilia Ribera el Duero, Spain
27 Château Laroze 94.0 Château Laroze Bordeaux, France
28 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 94.0 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Burgundy, France
29 Vintage rosé 94.0 Mercier Champagne, France
30 Red label vintage 94.0 Lanson Champagne, France
31 Brut Millésime 94.0 Georges Gardet Champagne, France
32 Millésimé 94.0 Charles Heidsieck Champagne, France
33 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 94.0 Domaine de Chevalier Pessac Leognan, France
34 Musigny 94.0 Joseph Drouhin Burgundy, France
35 Echezeaux 94.0 Domaine Leroy Burgundy, France
36 Brut Millésime 94.0 Deutz Champagne, France
37 Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche 94.0 Joseph Drouhin Burgundy, France
38 Blanc de Blancs 94.0 Pol Roger Champagne, France
39 La Grande Rue Grand Cru 94.0 Francois Lamarche Burgundy, France
40 Grands Echezeaux 94.0 Domaine Leroy Burgundy, France
41 Musigny 94.0 Domaine Jacques Prieur Burgundy, France
42 Cordon Rouge vintage 93.8 G.H. Mumm Champagne, France
43 Grands Echézeaux 93.7 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy, France
44 Romanee Saint Vivant 93.6 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy, France
45 Dom Pérignon 93.6 Moët & Chandon Champagne, France
46 Comtes de Champagne 93.6 Taittinger Champagne, France
47 Musigny Vieilles Vignes 93.5 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Burgundy, France
48 Musigny 93.5 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Burgundy, France
49 Hermitage La Chapelle 93.2 Paul Jaboulet & Âiné Rhône, France
50 Barbaresco 93.0 Bruno Giacosa Barolo, Italy
51 Romanée Conti 93.0 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy, France
52 Vintage 93.0 Taittinger Champagne, France
53 Chambertin Clos de Bèze 93.0 Domaine Joseph Faiveley Burgundy, France
54 Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux 93.0 Domaine Huet Loire, France
55 Musigny 93.0 Louis Jadot Burgundy, France
56 Millésime 93.0 Cattier Champagne, France
57 Vintage 93.0 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne, France
58 R.D. Bollinger 92.5 Bollinger Champagne, France
59 Romanée-St-Vivant 92.5 Domaine Marey-Monge Burgundy, France
60 Cuvée Florens-Louis 92.3 Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, France
61 Brut Florens Louis 92.1 Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, France
62 Cuvée des Enchanteleurs 92.0 Henriot Champagne, France
63 Steinberger Riesling Kabinett 92.0 Kloster Eberbach Rheingau, Germany
64 Vintage Port 92.0 Graham's Douro, Portugal
65 Mas Amiel Millesime 92.0 Mas Amiel Maury, France
66 Clos Vougeot 92.0 M. Giraux Burgundy, France
67 Corton Grand Cru 92.0 Morey Pacault Burgundy, France
68 Chateau Margaux Pavillon Blanc 92.0 Château Margaux Bordeaux, France
69 Blason de France 92.0 Perrier-Jouët Champagne, France
70 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 92.0 Charles Krug Winery Napa valley, United States
71 Vintage 91.9 Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, France
72 d'Yquem 91.4 Château d'Yquem Bordeaux, France
73 Musigny 91.0 Pierre Ponnelle Burgundy, France
74 Charmes Chambertin 91.0 Domaine Joseph Faiveley Burgundy, France
75 Burgundy white 91.0 Domaine Leroy Burgundy, France
76 Mumm Rosé 90.8 G.H. Mumm Champagne, France
77 Pétrus 90.8 Château Pétrus Pomerol, France
78 Vosne Romanée 90.8 Henri Jayer Burgundy, France
79 Château Haut-Brion 90.5 Château Haut-Brion Bordeaux, France
80 Colheita 90.5 Graham's Douro, Portugal
81 Cuvee des Enchanteleurs 90.0 Henriot Champagne, France
82 Château de Fargues 90.0 Château de Fargues Sauternes, France
83 Barolo Monfortino Riserva 90.0 Giacomo Conterno Piedmont, Italy
84 Beaulieu Georges de Latour Private Reserve 90.0 Beaulieu Vineyards Napa Valley, United States
85 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses 90.0 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Burgundy, France
86 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques 90.0 Domaine Clair-Dau Burgundy, France
87 Les Echezeaux 89.5 Vallet Frères Bourgogne, France
88 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 89.5 Maison Paul Tribourg Bourgogne, France
89 Cabernet Sauvignon 89.0 Louis M. Martini Napa Valley, United States
90 Beaune Clos des Mouches 89.0 Joseph Drouhin Burgundy, France
91 Santenay 89.0 Domaine Camille Giroud Burgundy, France
92 Barolo 89.0 Giacomo Conterno Piedmont, Italy
93 Château Filhot 89.0 Château Filhot Sauternes, France
94 Sigalas-Rabaud 88.0 Château Sigalas-Rabaud Bordeaux, France
95 Vintage 88.0 Ruinart Champagne, France
96 Grange Hermitage 87.6 Penfolds South Australia, Australia
97 Trotanoy 87.0 Château Trotanoy Pomerol, France
98 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 86.0 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux, France
99 La Mission Haut Brion 86.0 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Bordeaux, France
100 Borgogno Barolo Riserva 86.0 Borgogno Piedmont, Italy


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