Ch. Latour a Pomerol, 1961, 1.5L, Bordeaux

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“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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Producer

Château Latour a Pomerol

Colour

Red

Vintage

1961

Origin

France

Region

Bordeaux

Grape Variety

Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Size

750ml

Robert Parker

100

Alcohol Content

14%

Drinking Window

Now-2028

Closure

Cork

Style Guide

Medium bodied, Dry, 14%

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Ch. Latour a Pomerol, 1961, 1.5L, Bordeaux

8,169

Personalise this bottle

1 in stock

Custom Engraving

Type a message to be engraved.

“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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Producer

Château Latour a Pomerol

Colour

Red

Vintage

1961

Origin

France

Region

Bordeaux

Grape Variety

Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Size

750ml

Robert Parker

100

Alcohol Content

14%

Drinking Window

Now-2028

Closure

Cork

Style Guide

Medium bodied, Dry, 14%

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Reviews

  • Joseph Newman

    I like this Reserva from RdD. 100% Tempranillo aged for 24 months in oak barrels.

    3.8 stars with more aging potential.

    A deep ruby red and purple shades. Thick long legs in the glass.

    On the nose medium intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, horse saddle, leather and slightly oak.

  • Soham Phillips

    This amazing powerhouse from Ribera del Duero. Tinto Pesquera Reserva 2012 - Bodegas Alejandro Fernández. Decanting is advised 👌🍷 delicious cherry, vanilla, leather and cederbox with cigars. Milk chocolat, forrest floor, laurel. Great lenght and depth Amazing wine!

  • Gregor Jagermeister

    90 pts Given the quality of the Crianza I really was delighted to find this Reserva, needs way more time to fully flower however, still very enjoyable for me now. The Crianza is ready now, but this shows sleeping intensity and great future potential and longevity, wait a few years however.

    Typical earthy red fruit with good use of oak, dusty vanilla. Weighty, full with a long finish, it will be a star in the future.

  • Joseph Newman

    I like this Reserva from RdD. 100% Tempranillo aged for 24 months in oak barrels.

    3.8 stars with more aging potential.

    A deep ruby red and purple shades. Thick long legs in the glass.

    On the nose medium intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, horse saddle, leather and slightly oak.

  • Joseph Newman

    I like this Reserva from RdD. 100% Tempranillo aged for 24 months in oak barrels.

    3.8 stars with more aging potential.

    A deep ruby red and purple shades. Thick long legs in the glass.

    On the nose medium intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, horse saddle, leather and slightly oak.

Reviews

  • Joseph Newman

    I like this Reserva from RdD. 100% Tempranillo aged for 24 months in oak barrels.

    3.8 stars with more aging potential.

    A deep ruby red and purple shades. Thick long legs in the glass.

    On the nose medium intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, horse saddle, leather and slightly oak.

  • Soham Phillips

    This amazing powerhouse from Ribera del Duero. Tinto Pesquera Reserva 2012 - Bodegas Alejandro Fernández. Decanting is advised 👌🍷 delicious cherry, vanilla, leather and cederbox with cigars. Milk chocolat, forrest floor, laurel. Great lenght and depth Amazing wine!

  • Joseph Newman

    I like this Reserva from RdD. 100% Tempranillo aged for 24 months in oak barrels.

    3.8 stars with more aging potential.

    A deep ruby red and purple shades. Thick long legs in the glass.

    On the nose medium intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, horse saddle, leather and slightly oak.

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