Red Bordeaux

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Vint Description Cl ? Cs Bt Cs (£) Bt (£) +
1961

Ausone

75 DP 0 2 - 575
Tasting Notes for Ausone, 1961:
A ripe, port-like nose of dried fruits, herbs, old tea, and minerals made for an intriguing set of aromatics. In the mouth, the wine reveals more sweetness and fat than one expects from Ausone, but an underlying pruny quality suggested the fruit was more than merely overripe. Hard tannin, acidity, and earthiness were noticeable in the background, but overall this was a good to excellent wine, with its positive attributes outweighing the more troublesome ones. Last tasted 3/97 Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1 Jan 1998
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period:  -
1961

Beychevelle

75 DP 0 1 - 75
Tasting Notes for Beychevelle, 1961:
An excellent, but not outstanding effort for the vintage, the 1961 Beychevelle exhibits a healthy, dark ruby/plum-like color, attractive, cedary, ripe fruit, a round, generous, expansive palate, and a lush finish. It requires consumption.
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period:  -
1961

Grand Puy Ducasse

75 DP 0 1 - 125
Tasting Notes for Grand Puy Ducasse, 1961:
The 1979 is medium to dark ruby, with a spicy, ripe, fruity bouquet, and attractively silky, soft flavors that show noticeable maturity. This is a charming, quite fruity wine with medium body. Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1 Jan 1998
Parker Points: 82
Drinking Period:  -
1961

Grand Puy Lacoste

75 DP 0 1 - 125
Tasting Notes for Grand Puy Lacoste, 1961:
acquired a half-dozen bottles of this wine at a New York auction and have drunk three bottles. The wine is fully mature, and probably slightly past its apogee. The color is a dark ruby/garnet with considerable orange and rust at the edge. The wine exhibits a knock-out (well over 90 points) bouquet of sweet cassis and cedar. In the mouth, the attack offers plenty of glycerin, the richness of a great vintage, and a seamless, opulent texture. However, after 10-15 minutes in the glass, the wine begins to fade, and appears to dry out in less than 30 minutes. This is an excellent wine, if drunk immediately. Moreover, I suspect well-stored magnums and larger formats could be quite brilliant. Last tasted 9/97.Robert Parker- WIne Advocate
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period:  -
1961

Lynch Bages

75 DP 0 1 - 75
Tasting Notes for Lynch Bages, 1961:
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 color 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. The wine holds in the glass without cracking up, and has a good 40-45 second finish. There is no telling how much longer this 1961 will retain its magic, but it is still a classic. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 95
Drinking Period: 2000-2010
1961

Montrose

75 DP 0 1 - 335
Tasting Notes for Montrose, 1961:
Tasted 4 Times With Consistent Notes A stunning wine from a superb vintage, the 1961 Montrose is still in need of another 10 years of cellaring. The deep, opaque dark ruby color, the huge bouquet of ripe cassis fruit and mineral scents, the full-bodied, dense, compelling richness and length, plus gobs of tannin, all point to a monumental bottle of wine for drinking during the first 20-30 years of the next century.Wine Advocate # 95 Oct 1994
Parker Points: 95
Drinking Period: 2000-2030
1961

Pavie

75 DP 0 2 - 150
Tasting Notes for Pavie, 1961:
The first few times I tasted this wine I was unimpressed, but in 1988 at a blind tasting, the wine revealed a huge, spicy, cedary, black plum-scented nose, rich, concentrated, opulent flavors, amazing youthfulness, and plenty of tannin and alcohol in the finish. I was shocked when I learned it was the 1961 Pavie. The bottle I saw could easily last for another 10-15 years. It bore no resemblance to the relatively tired examples I had tasted previously. Will the real 1961 Pavie please come forward? Last tasted, 2/88.
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 1988-2005
1961

Pichon Lalande

75 DP 0 2 - 500
Tasting Notes for Pichon Lalande, 1961:
A Possible Legend Candidate This wine is now in decline. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points:  -
Drinking Period:  -
 
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