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 60 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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1961 Calem Port

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Colheita Port
Includes own cardboard gift box
Decanter 2020 Best in Show
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Decanter 2020 World Wine Awards Best in Show Award

A fabulous gift for a 60th anniversary. The 1961 Calem is an award wining Colheita Port from the 1961 harvest that has been stored in barrels for most of its life before being bottled in 2020. It is in perfect condition and will keep for many years to come.

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Decanter Best in Show Winner.
"This single-vintage tawny port is older than its 40 Year Old Best In Show sibling, but the fact that it is unblended (and has perhaps spent time in glass as well as barrel) gives it a very different character: lighter, more graceful and more fugitive,
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Price: $356.76 USD
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Taylors 60 Years of Tawny Port Gift, 1961

Two HALF Bottles of Taylor's 40 Year and 20 Year Old Tawny Port ***Presented in our Double Leather Effect Gift Box***

A wonderful gift for a 60th anniversary. This double gift box contains two Half bottles (37.5cl) of rich Tawny Port:

One 20 year old port, (Scoring 92/100 Parker points. This is a fine pale orange brown with a taste of fruit cordial and honey and lemons. It is elegant with fine balance and poise with subtle acidity and a lovely nutty finish.
Gold medal winner Decanter awards '04. Drink now - 2030.

One 40 year old port with a wonderful tawny colour and is fragrant with a vivid roast almond and summer fruits flavour. It is full of personality, has a lively richness and a mouth watering finish.
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Taylors 60 Years of Tawny Port Gift, 1961

Taylor 60 years of port. A 40 year and 20 year Tawny Port ***Presented in our Double Leather Effect Gift Box***

A wonderful gift for a 60th anniversary. This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port:

One 20 year old port,(scoring 92/100 Parker points). This is a fine pale, orange brown with a taste of fruit cordial and honey and lemons. It is elegant with fine balance and poise, subtle acidity and a lovely nutty finish.
Gold medal winner Decanter awards '04.

Taylor's 40 year old port with a wonderful tawny colour and is fragrant with a vivid roast almond and summer fruits flavour. It is full of personality, has a lively richness and a mouth watering finish. Winner of the best Port Trophy Wine International Awards '04.
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1961 Barolo, 1961

Terre del Barolo - Riserva Speciale
Library Release

This is a library release from the cellars of Terre del Barolo.

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 with no problem at all.
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Price: $328.11 USD
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1961 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1961

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe
High Shoulder | Label damaged and bin soiled

** 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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Barolo, 1961

Marchesi di Barolo

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 with no problem at all.
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Barolo, 1961

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Germano Angelo & Figli

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: $328.11 USD
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Beaune, 1961

Bouchard Aine et Fils, Beaune 1er Cru


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Beaune, 1961

Bouchard Aine et Fils, Beaune 1er Cru


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Chateau Bel Orme, 1961

Haut médoc
British bottled by Morgan Furze & Co

From the outstanding 1961 Vintage, this wine is red with amber on the rim, powerful bouquet with notes of black fruit and herbs. Still ample on the palate with an attractive texture, while displaying pleasant spicy aromas.
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Price: $227.81 USD
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Chateau Doisy-Vedrines, 1961

Barsac

Doisy-Védrines is the largest of the three Doisy vineyards in Barsac (the other two are Doisy-Daëne and Doisy-Dubroca) that started to achieve acclaim in the early 19th century and was named a Second Growth in the Classicfication of 1955. This is a vintage that produced hard, firm wines even in Sauternes, wines that required decades of cellaring.
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Price: $379.69 USD
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Chateau Rauzan-Segla, 1961

Margaux 2nd Growth Classification

The nose is attractive with dried orange peel, more fruit concentration than the 1966 with ripe blackberry, hedgerow and a touch of violets. The palate is medium-bodied, lacking the vigour and vivacity of the previous bottle but with good acidity. Briary, redcurrant and leather towards the finish.
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Price: $709.22 USD
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Chateau Talbot, 1961

St Julien 4th Growth Classification

This 1961 is a delight. It has a rather rustic, perhaps brett tinged bouquet that is quite feral. It offers scents of cigar box and a hint of menthol with continued aeration, although you would never describe it as a powerful bouquet. The palate is smooth and fleshy on the entry, eschewing the usual austerity of the vintage, but it has wonderful harmony. Red cherries, citrus peel, Provencal herbs are all present and correct and there is impressive tension on the uncomplicated finish. This is a mature Saint Julien that says: drink me.
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Price: $643.32 USD
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Chianti, 1961

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Melini - Stravecchio

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: $213.48 USD
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Cognac, 1961

Hine grand champagne vintage cognac franc

Landed 1963 and bottled in 1978
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Price: $852.50 USD
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Fonseca Port, 1961

Guimaraens Vintage Port (library release from Fonseca cellars Oporto)

rare Bottles of Fonseca Single Quinta Vintage Port obtained directly from the Fonseca Cellars in Oporto

Tasting note: Core of deep tawny brown with a broad amber rim. Beautifully mature and seductive nose, full of rich figgy plum pudding aromas and hints of butterscotch and fine caramel. Ripe fruity notes of apricot and plum emerge with time, followed by discreet nuances of spice and new oak. On the palate the wine coats the tongue with its dense velvety texture and warm mellow flavours which persist into the long finish. A wonderfully mature and complex wine, now absolutely at its peak, displaying the characteristic Fonseca opulence to an extraordinary degree.
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Price: $1,139.06 USD
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Fonseca Port, 1961

Guimaraens Vintage Port

Rare bottles of the 1961 Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port

Tasting note: Core of deep tawny brown with a broad amber rim. Beautifully mature and seductive nose, full of rich figgy plum pudding aromas and hints of butterscotch and fine caramel. Ripe fruity notes of apricot and plum emerge with time, followed by discreet nuances of spice and new oak. On the palate the wine coats the tongue with its dense velvety texture and warm mellow flavours which persist into the long finish. A wonderfully mature and complex wine, now absolutely at its peak, displaying the characteristic Fonseca opulence to an extraordinary degree.
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Price: $995.78 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Gattinara, 1961

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Romano Avondo

Gattinara is a red Italian wine produced from Nebbiolo grapes grown within the boundaries of the commune of Gattinara which is located in the hills in the north of the province of Vercelli, northwest of Novara in the Piedmont region. The wine is made from a minimum of 90% Nebbiolo grapes and is renowned for its longevity. Notes: a meaty, chunky wine with a subtle, clean nose. Hints of tar and bark, with undertones of cherries, rose petals and smooth tannins.
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Price: $213.48 USD
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Gattinara, 1961

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A. Valsesia

Gattinara is a red Italian wine produced from Nebbiolo grapes grown within the boundaries of the commune of Gattinara which is located in the hills in the north of the province of Vercelli, northwest of Novara in the Piedmont region. The wine is made from a minimum of 90% Nebbiolo grapes and is renowned for its longevity. Notes: a meaty, chunky wine with a subtle, clean nose. Hints of tar and bark, with undertones of cherries, rose petals and smooth tannins.
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Price: $227.81 USD
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Gattinara, 1961

Mario Antoniolo - Cantine Diver

Gattinara is a red Italian wine produced from Nebbiolo grapes grown within the boundaries of the commune of Gattinara which is located in the hills in the north of the province of Vercelli, northwest of Novara in the Piedmont region. The wine is made from a minimum of 90% Nebbiolo grapes and is renowned for its longevity. Notes: a meaty, chunky wine with a subtle, clean nose. Hints of tar and bark, with undertones of cherries and rose petals. Light tannins.
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Price: $199.16 USD
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Ghemme, 1961

Caldi Luigi - Riserva

The Ghemme is produced in the hilly area of the municipalities of Ghemme and Romagnano Sesia, in the province of Novara. The vineyards are situated on a series of hills of alluvial origin moraine that extends from the mouth of the Valsesia Novara plain. These findings formed by deposits carried downstream from the glacier of Mount Rosa.

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Price: $170.50 USD
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Graham's Port, 1961

Malvedos Crusted Port
Damaged labels

A very rare single quinta crusted port from Graham's.

Crusted port is usually a blend of port wine from several vintages, although single vintage crusted ports have sometimes been made in the past (the '61 Malvedos featured here being one of these rare examples). Unlike vintage port, which has to be sourced from grapes from a single vintage, crusted port affords the port blender the opportunity to make best use of the varying characteristics of different vintages. Crusted port is bottled unfiltered, and sealed with a driven cork. Like vintage port it needs to be decanted before drinking.
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Price: $709.22 USD
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Krohn Port, 1961

Vintage Port - Library release from Krohn cellars

Tasting note: Tawny brown of medium intensity and a narrow amber rim. The nose of this wine is sumptuous in its richness and complexity. The undercurrent of creamy butterscotch aroma is overlaid with notes of vanilla and raisin, a discreet fragrance of violets and pungent resiny scents of garigue. The palate is round and velvety, finishing with a surge of rich caramel flavour. A seductive Vintage Port, one of the best examples from this year.
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Price: $852.50 USD
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Krohn Port, 1961

Vintage Port

Tasting note: Tawny brown of medium intensity and a narrow amber rim. The nose of this wine is sumptuous in its richness and complexity. The undercurrent of creamy butterscotch aroma is overlaid with notes of vanilla and raisin, a discreet fragrance of violets and pungent resiny scents of garigue. The palate is round and velvety, finishing with a surge of rich caramel flavour. A seductive Vintage Port, one of the best examples from this year.
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Price: $565.95 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Nuits Cailles, 1961

Thorin


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Price: $242.14 USD
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