1961 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: While not generally a declared year, the hot weather produced some concentrated ports in 1961. The harvest started in extremely hot conditions at the river quintas in early september, progressing in other areas until the end of the month making it a long, drawn out vintage. The picking required a very rigorous selection which entailed picking out the burnt and imperfect grapes from the bunches before putting them in the baskets. This led to a small harvest, making bottles from this year quite rare. Making a great 58 year old wine gift for any birthday or anniversary, the 1961 ports produced are still drinking well today.
 
Italian: 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.
 
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 few years.
 

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Barbaresco, 1961

Villadoria - Riserva Speciale
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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

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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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

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

Pio Cesare

Barolo is known as the 'king of wines' and is made from the Nebbiolo grape. Heady aromas of rose, leather, vanilla, cherry, pepper, cranberry, strawberry. Fruits are perfectly knitted with the tannins and acidity. It's a powerful wine but remarkably subtle. Don't underestimate it and certainly serve it with food to show at it's best. Nebbiolo has naturally high tannins and acidity, so it will take on full-flavoured, rich foods no problem at all.
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Beaujolais, 1961

Coron Pere & Fils

Beaujolais is an important wine region of eastern France, famous for its vibrant, fruity red wines made from Gamay. It is located immediately south of Burgundy, of which it is sometimes considered to be a part, despite being within the Rhone administrative region.** Please note that this wine is part of a clearance offer and therefore is excluded from our guarantee**
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Bordeaux, 1961

Chateau Laurensanne

Bordeaux, in the south-west of France, needs little introduction to anyone with an interest in wine. One of the world's most prolific wine regions, it also manages to rank among the most famous and prestigious. The secrets of Bordeaux's wine success (other than magical Bordeaux Blend) are its three trump cards: diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines are the dry, medium-bodied reds that made the region famous.
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Bordeaux, 1961

Chateau Noriou Lalibarde

Bordeaux, in the south-west of France, needs little introduction to anyone with an interest in wine. One of the world's most prolific wine regions, it also manages to rank among the most famous and prestigious. The secrets of Bordeaux's wine success (other than magical Bordeaux Blend) are its three trump cards: diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines are the dry, medium-bodied reds that made the region famous.
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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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Calem Port, 1961

Colheita Port

Each year, these tawny port wines reveal special characteristics, ever developing whilst they age in the wood casks for a minimum of 8 years. Tawny colour, a smooth bouquet of vanilla, honey and dried fruit. drink on its own or with your favourite cakes and deserts.


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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 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 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 (Mid 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 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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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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Chianti, 1961

DOC - Cardinale Riserva Montagnana (Gran Selezzione)

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

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Chianti, 1961

Giannini

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

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Chianti Colli Senesi, 1961

Pagni

From the good 1961 Italian Vintage. This wine is still very much alive. Although the colour has faded, the wine still displays some very pretty fruit and is surprisingly fresh. Subtle with pretty floral/rose aromas.
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Chianti Classico, 1961

Melini Stravecchio

From the good 1961 Italian Vintage. This wine is still very much alive. Although the colour has faded, the wine still displays some very pretty fruit and is surprisingly fresh. Subtle with pretty floral/rose aromas.
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Domaine de Chaytet, 1961

Graves

The Domaine de Chaytet from the exceptional 1961 Bordeaux vintage boasts red fruit with sous bois, wonderful vegetables and tobacco, mushrooms and light truffles with some iodine and distinct minty/ eucalyptus notes. Wonderful experience.
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