Information & scores : 1961 Bordeaux

  • Still white 17/20
  • Red 19/20
  • Sweet 16/20

Vintage description 1961 Bordeaux

One of the greatest post-war vintages. This extraordinary vintage is unusual in that it produced a minute harvest of exceptional quality. After spring frosts that reduced the bunches of grapes by half, the grapes, picked during a particularly warm and sunny period, were perfectly ripe and highly concentrated. The majority of the wines are rich, intense and wonderfully fruity. However, the excessively dry weather reduced the Sauternes harvest. The wines are ample and fruity but have a limited cellaring capacity.

Best in 1961 France, Bordeaux, Still white

Château Haut Brion - Château Laville Haut-Brion - Domaine de Chevalier -

Best in 1961 France, Bordeaux, Red

Château Cheval Blanc - Château Beychevelle - Château Haut Brion - Château Latour - Château Latour à Pomerol - Château La Mission Haut-Brion - Château Palmer - Château Lafite Rothschild - Château Lynch Bages - Château Pape Clément - Château Gruaud Larose - Château Margaux - Château Trotanoy - Cos d'Estournel - Château Ausone - Château Ducru Beaucaillou - Château Figeac - Château Haut-Bailly - Château l' Évangile - Château Montrose - Château Mouton Rothschild - Petrus - Château la Conseillante - Château Pontet Canet -

Best in 1961 France, Bordeaux, Sweet

Château Lafaurie Peyraguey - Château d' Yquem - Château Climens -