1961

Our view on the 1961 vintage

A very big year in Bordeaux, 1961 was a legendary vintage that produced very great wines. Rare and extremely requested bottles due to a very low volume of harvest. August and September were sunny bringing concentration. The grapes were small but magnificent and their thick skins brought colour and tannins. The 1961 red Bordeaux are exceptional in all designations and the vintage is very homogeneous. Only the sweet white wines (1961 Sauternes) produced wines of slightly lower quality (although very good). The aging potential of the 1961 red Bordeaux is absolutely great. In Burgundy, the 1961 vintage is also very good both in red and white. In Champagne, the year is renowned and even reveals some icons (1961 Bollinger RD or cuvee William Deutz 1961). A great vintage also in the Rhone where the 1961 Hermitage la Chapelle from Jaboulet is one of the legendary bottles. The 1961 Chateauneuf du Pape are powerful and of long ageing potential. In Alsace, the vintage is exceptional and Jean Hugel considered it the best of his career (even going beyond 1959). In Loire the wines of 1961 are good and also have a very good reputation.

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  • L'Arrosée 1961
    New

    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Saint Emilion
    Estate : L'Arrosée
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Label : Légèrement abîmée
    Level : Top Shoulder
    Référence : 50277

    1961

    0 in stock

    240,00 € VAT-inc
    200,00 € VAT-ex / IB
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  • Mumm Cordon Rouge 1961
    New

    Region : Champagne
    Appellation : Champagne
    Estate : Mumm
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Référence : 50244

    1961

    8 in stock

    360,00 € VAT-inc
    300,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Pavie Macquin 1961 -10% DISCOUNT !
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    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Saint Emilion
    Estate : Pavie Macquin
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Level : High shoulder
    Référence : 34783

    1961

    0 in stock

    360,00 € VAT-inc 324,00 € VAT-inc
    270,00 € VAT-ex / IB
    -10%
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  • Pol Roger Brut Extra Cuvée de Réserve 1961
    New

    Region : Champagne
    Appellation : Champagne
    Estate : Pol Roger
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Référence : 50267

    1961

    7 in stock

    900,00 € VAT-inc
    750,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • René Monnier Beaune Cent Vignes 1961

    Region : Burgundy
    Appellation : Beaune
    Estate : René Monnier
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Référence : 47101

    1961

    1 in stock

    120,00 € VAT-inc
    100,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Ruinart 1961 Rosé
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    Region : Champagne
    Appellation : Champagne
    Estate : Ruinart
    Color : Rosé
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Référence : 50251

    1961

    1 in stock

    660,00 € VAT-inc
    550,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Ruinart 1961 Rosé Magnum
    New

    Region : Champagne
    Appellation : Champagne
    Estate : Ruinart
    Color : Rosé
    Volume (cl) : 150
    Référence : 50250

    1961

    1 in stock

    1 440,00 € VAT-inc
    1 200,00 € VAT-ex / IB
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Which 1961 wine to buy? Our 1961 best buying advices

If you want to invest in a bottle of wine from 1961, know that this vintage is world famous. Among the 1961 red Bordeaux wines you can turn to: 1961 Lafite Rothschild and 1961 Mouton Rothschild, 1961 Latour, 1961 Haut Brion, 1961 Chateau Margaux, 1961 Palmer are excellent. 1961 Petrus like 1961 Trotanoy and 1961 Latour a Pomerol are at the top and rated 100/100 Parker. In Burgundy, the red wines of 1961 can still be very pleasant in most of the most popular designations. You can have really good fun in Champagne with large bottles (Bollinger or Deutz). In red Rhone wines, 1961 Hermitage and 1961 Chateauneuf du Pape had the power to last more than 50 years, and should constitute sure values.

Would you like to buy a 1961 vintage wine? Are you looking for a 1961 vintage wine as an anniversary gift? Discover our selection of wines, anniversary vintages, and grand crus from 1961 vintage ! At Vins & Millesimes, our wines bottles and 1961 magnums are always 100% in stock, fastly delivered, and at the best price!

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