Château Latour--Vintage 1961
Pauillac, 1er cru classé. Château-bottled
Vying with 1945 as the greatest post-war vintage. Latour appears to be closed up, even after two decades: Opague. bouquet develops rich fragrance with air; a huge, packed, fleshy, austere, magnificent, almost chewable wine. Like the '28 it will need many years to reach full maturity. M.B.
1 impériale per lot