Château Lynch-Bages--Vintage 1961
Pauillac, 5me cru classé. English-bottled: Lovibond
Levels: seventeen top, two just below top, two upper and three upper/mid-shoulder
Lovibond's of Greenwich were wine merchants with a high reputation for their bottling. The family sold the business in the late 1960's.
The present owner bought this wine from Lovibond's in 1968 since when it has been binned in the cellars of a former wine merchant's house in Calne.
Even as late as the excellent 1961 vintage it was normal practice for English merchants to select individual casks for shipment and bottle in their own cellars. Lynch-Bages '61 is a notably rich wine with a Mouton-Cassis like bouquet and flavour
2 dozen bottles per dozen