#1961

Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1961

From the famed '61 vintage this bottle was in fine shape, though it did drink like an antique. Elegant aromatics, florals, dried red currant fruits, sous bois, some good persistence, but it was a little short on the energy side for what you expect from CLR. Known as a slight under-performer for the year, it about fits that image. #lafite #1961 — 2 years ago

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Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1961

Charles (Chad) Bucklin
8.9

Beautiful light ruby color fading towards the rim. Med + complexity and intensity on the nose with wound up but dry black fruit with little sweetness. Bordeaux characteristics.
Palate was smooth and a touch watery with a med finish. The structure was very strong with firm tannins and acid. The wine was still compact and I got the feeling that it's going through an awkward stage and needs some more time.
#chateaulafite #bordeaux #medoc #pauillac #1961 #ctbucklinwine
— 3 years ago

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Very nice!

Domaine Louis Gros

Clos des Réas Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir 1961

Charles (Chad) Bucklin
8.2

My expectations were high. Unfortunately this did not live up to them. After two hours of being open there was an interesting palate. The nose was swampy. #louisgros #1961 #gros #vosneromanée — 4 years ago

Château Latour à Pomerol

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1961

Beyond epic...a legend among post-war #Bordeaux that achieved cult status in the mid 1980s thanks to that lawyer from Baltimore...a wine I cut my teeth on in the early 1970s and, to this day, it remains one of the greatest red wines I have ever tasted--AMEN!
#Pomerol #1961 #Latour
— 4 years ago

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