1961 Chateau Latour A Pomerol Magnum - 100 pts - 1500ml

1961 Chateau Latour A Pomerol Magnum - 100 pts - 1500ml

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1961 Chateau Latour A Pomerol (Nicolas) Magnum - 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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Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 1500 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Latour Chateau
Color Red
Wine Type

Robert Parker

Rating 100 RP - 1961 Chateau Latour A Pomerol Magnum - 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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