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Chateau Latour 1961, 1 bottle

Auction:
3229B
Lot:
229
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 3229B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 04, 2019 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Latour 1961
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
u: high shoulder, slight losses to capsule top, light stain to label
"Port-like, with an unctuous texture, and a dark garnet color 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" R. Parker for TWA, 100 pts. 06/00
1 bottle
Estimate $2,500-4,000


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Bordeaux wine, Cru, Latour, Pauillac, Wine, Wine classification

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