Rhône 2021 – other northern reds

St-Joseph image from Inter Rhône

Ali's final report on this variable vintage is a complement to his reviews of Hermitage, Côte Rôtie and Cornas 2021s. Above, the River Rhône viewed from the vines of St-Joseph, courtesy of Inter Rhône. See also this guide to our Rhône 2021 coverage.

As you might expect, wines from other northern Rhône appellations were also a mixed bag. Crozes-Hermitage really seemed to suffer from dilution, and many of the wines lack any concentration of fruit.

In St-Joseph some very good wines were made, however, and those of François Merlin stand out.

The 116 wines below are grouped by appellation...