1961 Vintage Report

Italian: In Italy, 1961 wine is considered to be one of the greatest vintages of the 20th century. The wines from Piedmont (Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbara) and Tuscany (Chianti, Brunello) are outstanding. The wines are now fully mature and, with careful cellaring, will still keep for many years to come.
 
Bordeaux: This is one of the legendary vintages of the century. Although most of the 1961 wines are now fading slowly, the top examples continue to shine through offering concentrated, ripe fruit with amazing bouquets. The crop was tiny and there are very few examples available. Provided the bottles have been stored correctly these wines should last for another decade.
 
Vintage Port: Not generally a declared year but the hot weather produced some concentrated ports. The harvest started in extremely hot conditions at the river quintas in early september and progressed in other areas until the end of the month making it a long drawn out vintage. The picking required a very rigorous selection which entails picking out the burnt and imperfect grapes from the bunches before putting them in the baskets. This led to a small harvest. The 1961 ports produced are still drinking well today.

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Chateau Troplong Mondot, 1961

St Emilion Grand Cru Classe

The 1961 Troplong Mondot is a ery dark plummy red colour.
The nose is overwhelming with dark fruit some mushroom and vanilla.After 30 minutes in the glass it seems to go down after showing more red cherry fruit and a higher acidity. After this it seems like having a second peak where there is a beautiful coming together of plummy and red fruit aromas, packed in a perfect acidity. Cellar tracker Review
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Price: £295.00
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Chateau Troplong Mondot, 1961

St Emilion Grand Cru Classe (Mid-shoulder)

The 1961 Troplong Mondot is a ery dark plummy red colour.
The nose is overwhelming with dark fruit some mushroom and vanilla.After 30 minutes in the glass it seems to go down after showing more red cherry fruit and a higher acidity. After this it seems like having a second peak where there is a beautiful coming together of plummy and red fruit aromas, packed in a perfect acidity. Cellar tracker Review
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Price: £275.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Barbaresco, 1961

Villadoria - Riserva Speciale

Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area north-east of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Nieve and Treiso. The dominant variety grown is Nebbiolo, but Dolcetto and Barbera also play a part. The vines are generally grown on limestone-rich marl soils. similar to the Tortonium soils of the Barolo and La Morra areas in Barolo. Similar to its more famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco is made from 100% Nebbiolo and shares its cult status as one of the finest wines in the world.
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Price: £99.00
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Barbaresco, 1961

Castellana

Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area north-east of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Nieve and Treiso. The dominant variety grown is Nebbiolo, but Dolcetto and Barbera also play a part. The vines are generally grown on limestone-rich marl soils. similar to the Tortonium soils of the Barolo and La Morra areas in Barolo. Similar to its more famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco is made from 100% Nebbiolo and shares its cult status as one of the finest wines in the world.
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Barolo, 1961

Castellana

Barolo lies just south-west of Alba in Italy's north-western Piedmont region. It is considered one of the finest and longest-lived wines, often referred to as 'the king of wines and the wine of kings'. Wine production is strictly limited to the vineyards located on steep hills around the towns of Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba and Monforte d'Alba, Despite the different characteristics of these wines due to the varied terroir, they do display similar traits. These include a garnet color, powerful structure, firm tannins and high levels of acidity and alcohol, with the capacity to age for many years.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Barolo, 1961

Barbero

Barolo lies just south-west of Alba in Italy's north-western Piedmont region. It is considered one of the finest and longest-lived wines, often referred to as 'the king of wines and the wine of kings'. Wine production is strictly limited to the vineyards located on steep hills around the towns of Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba and Monforte d'Alba, Despite the different characteristics of these wines due to the varied terroir, they do display similar traits. These include a garnet color, powerful structure, firm tannins and high levels of acidity and alcohol, with the capacity to age for many years.
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Price: £129.00
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Barolo, 1961

Borgo

Barolo lies just south-west of Alba in Italy's north-western Piedmont region. It is considered one of the finest and longest-lived wines, often referred to as 'the king of wines and the wine of kings'. Wine production is strictly limited to the vineyards located on steep hills around the towns of Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba and Monforte d'Alba, Despite the different characteristics of these wines due to the varied terroir, they do display similar traits. These include a garnet color, powerful structure, firm tannins and high levels of acidity and alcohol, with the capacity to age for many years.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Barolo, 1961

Villadoria "Le Rivette", Serralunga D'Alba

Barolo lies just south-west of Alba in Italy's north-western Piedmont region. It is considered one of the finest and longest-lived wines, often referred to as 'the king of wines and the wine of kings'. Wine production is strictly limited to the vineyards located on steep hills around the towns of Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba and Monforte d'Alba, Despite the different characteristics of these wines due to the varied terroir, they do display similar traits. These include a garnet color, powerful structure, firm tannins and high levels of acidity and alcohol, with the capacity to age for many years.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Barolo, 1961

Bruzzone

Barolo lies just south-west of Alba in Italy's north-western Piedmont region. It is considered one of the finest and longest-lived wines, often referred to as 'the king of wines and the wine of kings'. Wine production is strictly limited to the vineyards located on steep hills around the towns of Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba and Monforte d'Alba, Despite the different characteristics of these wines due to the varied terroir, they do display similar traits. These include a garnet color, powerful structure, firm tannins and high levels of acidity and alcohol, with the capacity to age for many years.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Barolo, 1961

Stella - Riserva

Barolo lies just south-west of Alba in Italy's north-western Piedmont region. It is considered one of the finest and longest-lived wines, often referred to as 'the king of wines and the wine of kings'. Wine production is strictly limited to the vineyards located on steep hills around the towns of Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba and Monforte d'Alba, Despite the different characteristics of these wines due to the varied terroir, they do display similar traits. These include a garnet color, powerful structure, firm tannins and high levels of acidity and alcohol, with the capacity to age for many years.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Barolo, 1961

Ferrero

Barolo lies just south-west of Alba in Italy's north-western Piedmont region. It is considered one of the finest and longest-lived wines, often referred to as 'the king of wines and the wine of kings'. Wine production is strictly limited to the vineyards located on steep hills around the towns of Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba and Monforte d'Alba, Despite the different characteristics of these wines due to the varied terroir, they do display similar traits. These include a garnet color, powerful structure, firm tannins and high levels of acidity and alcohol, with the capacity to age for many years.
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Price: £119.00
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Barolo, 1961

Orsolani

From the good 1961 wine vintage, this wine shows the magic of an aged Barolo. It starts with a beautiful Piedmontese nose of chocolate, damp wood, soy sauce and spice surrounded by deep, slightly heady aromas of dried dates, cherries and figs, all wreathed by classic notes of rose and tar. The palate is still just about right - still bright with acidity, but with tannins that had softened out, it showed lovely earthy flavours specked with wood spice, smoky tar and flowers floating around a delicious mouthful of sour cherries as the wine moved into a nice fresh finish that ended with a touch of savoury earth and soy notes ringed with a little halo of rose petals.
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Price: £119.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

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BAron de Casterac Grand Armagnac, 1961

Grand Armagnac

A very rare bottle of Armagnac from the 1961 vintage.
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Price: £225.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Caramino, 1961

Desselani Luigi & Figlio


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Price: £79.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Cavendish port (South Africa), 1961

Vin de Liqueur (Port)

This is a port style wine from Cavendish in South Africa.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Chateau Citran, 1961

Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois

Château Citran is a Bourdeaux wine from the appellation Haut-Médoc rated Cru Bourgeois. The winery is located on the Left Bank of France’s Bordeaux wine region
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Price: £129.95
Stock: 7 in Stock

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Chateau Citran, 1961

Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois (Damaged label)

Château Citran is a Bourdeaux wine from the appellation Haut-Médoc rated Cru Bourgeois. The winery is located on the Left Bank of France’s Bordeaux wine region
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Price: £122.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Chateau Citran, 1961

Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois

Château Citran is a Bourdeaux wine from the appellation Haut-Médoc rated Cru Bourgeois. The winery is located on the Left Bank of France’s Bordeaux wine region
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

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Chateau Citran, 1961

Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois

Château Citran is a Bourdeaux wine from the appellation Haut-Médoc rated Cru Bourgeois. The winery is located on the Left Bank of France’s Bordeaux wine region
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Price: £110.00
Stock: 7 in Stock

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Chateau Gillette, 1961

sauternes

This beautiful Sauternes dessert wine still has a wonderful golden colour. It tastes young and vibrant, with good acidity and finish.
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Price: £245.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Gros Caillou, 1961

St Emilion Grand Cru (Botttled by Christopher & Co.)

Chateau Gros Caillou has been owned by the Dupuy family for nearly six generations in the commune of Saint-Sulpice de Faleyrens. The property is renowned for is Saint-Emilion Grand Cru (Château Gros Caillou).
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Chateau Gruaud Larose, 1961

St Julien, 2me Grand Cru Classe (5cm below cork, bin soiled label)

"The 1961 is among the greatest mature wines of Gruaud-Larose I have drunk. This powerful, rich, densely concentrated wine remains young, fresh, and vigorous, with a full decade of life ahead. It continues to exhibit a dark garnet color with some amber, a wonderfully fragrant quality (plus, minerals, tar, cedar, soy sauce, and licorice), a viscous texture, sensation depth of fruit, and a fabulous, albeit alcoholic finish. This is claret at its most decadent. Anticipated maturity: now-2015." Parker, Wine Advocate 1994. Rating 96/100 "Deep brick core with tawny rim. The nose is lovely, akin to the 1982 but more open, with mint, mulberry, a touch of strawberry compote and orange rind.
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Price: £375.00
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Chateau Guiraud, 1961

Sauternes

This is a classic Sauternes with a great deal of sweetness, plenty of ripeness, and obvious aromas of toasty, smoky new oak. The wine exhibits finesse and complexity, a style of Sauternes that will have its admirers, particularly among those who like to drink these wines as an aperitif.
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Price: £195.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1961

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

** 92 Points Wine Journal ***

Little sign of ageing. A fresh peppermint nose with black tea. Fully mature on the palate with supreme balance, though it lacks the depth of Latour. This is all elegance and subtlety rather than power. A sublime wine that drinking now
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Price: £1995.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Leoville Lascases, 1961

St Julien, 2nd Growth Classification (in neck)

Léoville Las Cases is the most legendary wine of Saint-Julien: on a quality par with the Médoc's first growths, without the hefty price premium to match. It is a prime example of a Bordeaux 'super-second' - a second growth operating at a first growth level. Léoville Las Cases is also one of the largest, oldest and most picturesque of the Médoc's classified Bordeaux growths. Grapes are fermented at lower than average temperatures, which is partially responsible for the wines displaying some of the most exotic aromas and aromatic richness in the Médoc.
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Price: £395.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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