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1961 Château Latour

Light capsule condition issue; low shoulder fill; light label condition issue

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

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RATINGS

100Robert M. Parker Jr.

...liquid perfection, exhibiting fragrant, cedary, truffle, leather, mineral, and sweet, jammy aromatics, full-bodied, voluptuous textures, exquisite purity and concentration...

100Wine Spectator

Amazingly youthful, yet complex and complete on the palate. Aromas of mint, berries, currant and minerals follow through to a thick and caressing, full-bodied palate.

95+ Stephen Tanzer

Ineffable aromas of game, smoky oak, herbs and vanilla, with a distinctly wild quality. Extremely powerful and structured, with bracing acidity giving it great grip and buns of steel. Finishes very long and firm.

****/*Michael Broadbent

...extraordinary sweet, nose-filling bouquet, a mammoth wine, all the component parts excessively represented...a superb bottle...

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”