1961 Chateau Latour A Pomerol Bordeaux - 100 pts - 750ml

1961 Chateau Latour A Pomerol Bordeaux - 100 pts - 750ml

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1961 Chateau Latour A Pomerol Bordeaux -100 Pts!!
Although the 1947 Cheval Blanc is widely considered to be the wine of the century among collectors the 1961 Latour a Pomerol also merits a share of the title. Giving points to a wine such as this makes one think of Shakespeare's reflection that comparisons are odious. To put it mildly this wine is off the charts. If I had only one Bordeaux to drink the 1961 Latour a Pomerol would have to be at the top of my list. Given its phenomenal richness and amazing precision and balance it can bring tears to one's eyes. Still a saturated dark purple color with no signs of amber orange or rust the nose offers extraordinarily rich intense aromas of jammy plums black currants licorice and truffles. Port-like with remarkable viscosity and thickness as well as a finish that lasts for more than a minute this wine is in a class by itself. Even greater than the 1961 Petrus and 1961 Latour two perfect wines it is phenomenal. Given its youthfulness it is the least evolved wine of the vintage it has the potential to last for another 20-30 years. RP

Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1961
Rating RP100/WS97
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pomerol
Producer Latour a Pomerol
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP100 - 1961 Chateau Latour A Pomerol Bordeaux -100 Pts! Although the 1947 Cheval Blanc is widely considered to be the wine of the century among collectors the 1961 Latour a Pomerol also merits a share of the title. Giving points to a wine such as this makes one think of Shakespeare's reflection that comparisons are odious. To put it mildly this wine is off the charts. If I had only one Bordeaux to drink the 1961 Latour a Pomerol would have to be at the top of my list. Given its phenomenal richness and amazing precision and balance it can bring tears to one's eyes. Still a saturated dark purple color with no signs of amber orange or rust the nose offers extraordinarily rich intense aromas of jammy plums black currants licorice and truffles. Port-like with remarkable viscosity and thickness as well as a finish that lasts for more than a minute this wine is in a class by itself. Even greater than the 1961 Petrus and 1961 Latour two perfect wines it is phenomenal. Given its youthfulness it is the least evolved wine of the vintage it has the potential to last for another 20-30 years. RP

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Wine Spectator WS97

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1961
Rating RP100/WS97
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pomerol
Producer Latour a Pomerol
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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