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Château Latour--Vintage 1961

12 bottles per lot
Lying in Weybridge, Surrey (EHD)
Offered duty-paid, but available in bond
Château Latour--Vintage 1961
Pauillac, 1er cru classé
In original wooden case with damaged lid. Four corroded capsules, one slightly. Mähler-Besse neck labels. Slightly bin-soiled labels, one damaged. Levels: nine top-shoulder, two just below top, one upper-shoulder
Tasting Note: Immensely impressive, beautifully balanced but, not surprisingly, 'still severe' when first tasted in the autumn of 1968. Its great depth of colour, concentrated magnificence, richness and length noted throughout the 1970s - but slow to evolve. On two occasions in the 1980s, I gave it 6 stars, 4 for its impressiveness, 2 for future splendour. Of the eight recent notes, its depth of colour is the first thing one notices, and its nose, rather like a Lafite's, is a bit slow to open up... At the La Réserve tasting, despite its extraordinary sweet, nose-filling bouquet, a mammoth wine, all the component parts excessively represented. In magnum: still very deep with hint of ruby; classic, fragrant, harmonious bouquet; surprisingly sweet, glorious flavour, perfect balance. Years of life. Last tasted Oct 2006 *****(*) M.B.
12 bottles per lot
Please note that all the lots in this Sale are offered in Bond Only. UK Excise duty, Clearance VAT and delivery charges will not be included on any Sale invoices. Should you require your purchases to be delivered to a UK mainland address duty paid, we can arrange for the applicable UK Customs and delivery charges to be invoiced to you separately. For more information please contact Shona McIntosh or Antonia Essex in the Wine dept. Offered in bond, but available duty paid. To remove the lot from bond excise duty at current rates and clearance VAT on the hammer price will be added.