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1961 Chåteau Palmer (750ml - Full Bottle)

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IWC 98
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Vintage 1961
Bottle Size 750
Classification A.O.C. Margaux, Troisièmes Crus (3me)
Style Red
Region Bordeaux
Subregion Margaux
Bottle Condition Perfect

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Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
The 1961 Palmer has long been considered to be a legend from this vintage, and its reputation is well-deserved. Never anything less than superb, the bouquet is extraordinarily full of black fruits, spices, oak, minerals, cedar, and coffee. In the mouth, the wine has that compelling multidimensional richness and expansive, sweet, powerful finish. It is a magnificent wine, and everything its reputation suggests. Anticipated maturity: Now-2000.
Stephen Tanzer's IWC
Full medium red. Great sweet, mature nose of redcurrant, rose petal, truffle and underbrush, with some exotic tarry merlot showing. Wonderfully sweet and concentrated, with a hint of the liqueur-like quality of the vintage. This reminded me of a great old bottle of Hermitage. Finishes with powerful sweetness and uncanny persistence. This was one of the handful of wines that completely dominated the scorecards of both groups of tasters. Drink now through 2015. Review Dated 2002.

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Sub-Region :
One of the great winegrowing regions of all time, this Bordeaux commune lies in the Médoc appellation, north of the town of Bordeaux. Margaux's claim to fame is its "white graves" soil, consisting of gravel brought by the river from the mountains. There are 18 Grands Crus Classés in Margaux, with Château Margaux producing the most highly regarded wines of the Médoc. Margaux wines are traditionally elegant with a full-flavored bouquet. View all our items from Margaux
Region :
Though French wines are the highest valued wines in the world, esteemed wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne were only enjoyed locally until 150 years ago when transportation improvements made them widely available. French wine production is governed by a strict quality-control system, which regulates the grapes used in each region and classifies wineries according to an elaborate cru hierarchy. Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc are just a few of the important grape varietals with roots in French soil. View all our items from France