1961 was an outstanding year for Italian and Bordeaux wines. One of the best vintages of the 20th Century! Very good for ports, Armagnac and Madeira.
1961 BordeauxAlthough 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 few years.
1961 Italian wine In Italy, 1961 is considered to be one of the greatest vintages of the 20th century. The wines from Piedmont (Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera) and Tuscany (Chianti, Brunello) are outstanding. Now fully mature these wines, with careful cellaring, will still keep for many years to come. A 1961 Italian Wine would make a perfect gift for a 50th Anniversary.