1961 Wine and Port Vintage

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.
 
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.
 

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Chateau Troplong Mondot, 1961

St Emilion Grand Cru Classe

The 1961 Troplong Mondot is a very 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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Chateau Troplong Mondot, 1961

St Emilion Grand Cru Classe (Mid-shoulder)

The 1961 Troplong Mondot is a very 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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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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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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Bardolino, 1961

Bolla

The Bardolino wine is obtained mainly from the grapes of Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and possibly with the addition of other grapes minors. It has a brilliant ruby red colour. It is delicately fruity, with hints of cherry, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, currant and spices (cinnamon, clove, black pepper). It has a great drinkability and an extraordinary ability to match the food.
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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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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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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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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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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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Cabernet, 1961

Trevisiol

The Trevisiol from the great 1961 vintage is made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. The wine has aged to produce a garnet core with a clear rim. Lots of oak, leather and tannins remain.
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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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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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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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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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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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Chateau la Tour Bicheau, 1961

Graves (Justerini & Brooks Label)

This wine from the great 1961 Bordeaux Vintage, has a medium ruby-colour with light rim, dominant tastes of oak and dusty tannins with a little fruit. It has a good body and enough interest in the bouquet to hold many people's attention. Mature and ready for drinking now.
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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. A sublime wine.
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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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Chateau Leoville Poyferre, 1961

St Julien 2me Cru Classe (High Shoulder )

The 1961 has a strict structure in the nature of the vintage but then lovely sweet fruit emerges with delicious flavors of faded black fruits and graphite minerals. The finish is soft and finely complex with tobacco notes.
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Chateau Leoville Poyferre, 1961

St Julien 2me Cru Classe (Low Shoulder ) Excluded from Guarantee

The 1961 has a strict structure in the nature of the vintage but then lovely sweet fruit emerges with delicious flavors of faded black fruits and graphite minerals. The finish is soft and finely complex with tobacco notes.
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Chateau Leoville Poyferre, 1961

St Julien 2me Cru Classe (Mid Shoulder ) Excluded from Guarantee

The 1961 has a strict structure in the nature of the vintage but then lovely sweet fruit emerges with delicious flavors of faded black fruits and graphite minerals. The finish is soft and finely complex with tobacco notes.
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Chateau Lynch-Bages, 1961

Pauillac 5me Cru Classe (Mid-Shoulder fill)

Still a spectacular wine, the 1961 defies mortality. It has been at its peak for nearly 15 years, yet it shows no signs of losing its fruit and drying out. The colour is a dark garnet with orange/amber at the edge. The profound bouquet has the magnetic allure that leaves great Bordeaux unmatched for complexity. Sweet notes of dried fruits, herbs, tobacco, smoke, and roasted meats are followed by an opulently-textured, thick, nearly viscous wine with high glycerin, ripe, jammy fruit, and an intoxicating combination of glycerin, extract, and suppleness. Wine Advocate.June, 2000
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Chateau Lynch-Bages, 1961

Pauillac 5me Cru Classe (In Neck)

Still a spectacular wine, the 1961 defies mortality. The colour is a dark garnet with orange/amber at the edge. The profound bouquet has the magnetic allure that leaves great Bordeaux unmatched for complexity. Sweet notes of dried fruits, herbs, tobacco, smoke, and roasted meats are followed by an opulently-textured, thick, nearly viscous wine with high glycerin, ripe, jammy fruit, and an intoxicating combination of glycerin, extract, and suppleness. Wine Advocate.June, 2000
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Chateau Montrose, 1961

St Estephe 2nd Growth Classification- HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl

Château Montrose is located in the east of St Estèphe (the northern most of the great Médoc communes), just north of the hamlet of Marbuzet, on a gravel knoll only 800 metres from the Gironde estuary. As far as the great wines of Bordeaux go Château Montrose is somewhat of a youngster having been founded in 1815. However this beautiful vineyard has produced one of Bordeaux's most consistent and respected wines for over 150 years. It is considered to be one of the top St Estèphe's and is known as the “Latour of St Estèphe”.
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