Tasting Notes for La Fleur Petrus, 1961:
e 1961 La Fleur-Petrus exhibited a sweet, black truffle aroma that was similar to the 1961 Lafleur, but not nearly the quantity of fruit or viscosity of that wine. Elegant, expansive, and ripe, with outstanding balance, richness and length, this is a fully mature, beautifully preserved wine for drinking over the next 10-15 years.
Parker Points: 92
Drinking Period: 1996-2011
Tasting Notes for Latour, 1961:
Port-like, with an unctuous texture, and a dark garnet color with considerable amber at the edge, the 1961 Latour possesses a viscosity and thickness. One of the three bottles served at the Chateau's tasting revealed a surprisingly aggressive, minty, herbaceous nose, but the other two bottles were liquid perfection, exhibiting fragrant, cedary, truffle, leather, mineral, and sweet, jammy aromatics, full-bodied, voluptuous textures, exquisite purity and concentration, and a layered, highly-nuanced finish that represents the essence of compellingly great wine.
The 1961 has been fully mature for over 15 years, but it seems to get richer, holding onto its succulence and fat, and developing more aromatic nuances without losing any sweetness or concentration. An extraordinary wine, it is unquestionably one of the Bordeaux legends of the century! Anticipated maturity: now-2025
Wine Advocate # 129 Jun 2000
Parker Points: 100
Drinking Period: 2000-2025