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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 172

    Château Latour 1961

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    Château Latour 1961
    Pauillac, 1er cru classé
    Slightly damaged and corroded embossed Château capsule. Bin-soiled and creased label. Level base of neck
    Tasting note: Port-like, with an unctuous texture, and a dark garnet colour with considerable amber at the edge, the 1961 Latour possesses a viscosity and thickness. One of the three bottles served at the Chateau's tasting revealed a surprisingly aggressive, minty, herbaceous nose, but the other two bottles were liquid perfection, exhibiting fragrant, cedary, truffle, leather, mineral, and sweet, jammy aromatics, full-bodied, voluptuous textures, exquisite purity and concentration, and a layered, highly-nuanced finish that represents the essence of compellingly great wine. The 1961 has been fully mature for over 15 years, but it seems to get richer, holding onto its succulence and fat, and developing more aromatic nuances without losing any sweetness or concentration. An extraordinary wine, it is unquestionably one of the Bordeaux legends of the century! Anticipated maturity: now-2025. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 129 (June 2000)

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