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Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1961

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Ryan Mullins Delectable Pro

Recorked In 89. Mostly oxidized and close to dealth. I think this is a storage issue and no reflection on the vintage as a whole

Recorked In 89. Mostly oxidized and close to dealth. I think this is a storage issue and no reflection on the vintage as a whole

7.6

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

Interesting wine. I have one friend that is in the biz of determining fake wines. They think this was a fake, so I decided to open it. Not corked but flat. Acidity gone. Lots of cedar present. Then another friend, one that’s known as a great collector wanders by and says it’s real for sure. And likes it! Don’t you just love that about wine. Good, bad, real, fake, it’s all a toss up!!

Interesting wine. I have one friend that is in the biz of determining fake wines. They think this was a fake, so I decided to open it. Not corked but flat. Acidity gone. Lots of cedar present. Then another friend, one that’s known as a great collector wanders by and says it’s real for sure. And likes it! Don’t you just love that about wine. Good, bad, real, fake, it’s all a toss up!!

8.5

Charles Antin Delectable Pro

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

Many 61s from this collection. Lafite as always ethereal elegant Burgundian.

Many 61s from this collection. Lafite as always ethereal elegant Burgundian.

9.5

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

From the famed '61 vintage this bottle was in fine shape, though it did drink like an antique. Elegant aromatics, florals, dried red currant fruits, sous bois, some good persistence, but it was a little short on the energy side for what you expect from CLR. Known as a slight under-performer for the year, it about fits that image. #lafite #1961

From the famed '61 vintage this bottle was in fine shape, though it did drink like an antique. Elegant aromatics, florals, dried red currant fruits, sous bois, some good persistence, but it was a little short on the energy side for what you expect from CLR. Known as a slight under-performer for the year, it about fits that image. #lafite #1961

9.3

Kevin Arndt Delectable Pro

Specialist Grand Vin Colorado

Just hanging on- you can tell this was a remarkable wine

Just hanging on- you can tell this was a remarkable wine

9.1

Daron Watson Delectable Pro

from 3L ~ started primarily w sous bois, some tobacco ~ but w day of air a soft core of fruits emerged w eucalyptus

from 3L ~ started primarily w sous bois, some tobacco ~ but w day of air a soft core of fruits emerged w eucalyptus

9.3

Charles (Chad) Bucklin Delectable Pro

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

Beautiful light ruby color fading towards the rim. Med + complexity and intensity on the nose with wound up but dry black fruit with little sweetness. Bordeaux characteristics. Palate was smooth and a touch watery with a med finish. The structure was very strong with firm tannins and acid. The wine was still compact and I got the feeling that it's going through an awkward stage and needs some more time. #chateaulafite #bordeaux #medoc #pauillac #1961 #ctbucklinwine

Beautiful light ruby color fading towards the rim. Med + complexity and intensity on the nose with wound up but dry black fruit with little sweetness. Bordeaux characteristics. Palate was smooth and a touch watery with a med finish. The structure was very strong with firm tannins and acid. The wine was still compact and I got the feeling that it's going through an awkward stage and needs some more time. #chateaulafite #bordeaux #medoc #pauillac #1961 #ctbucklinwine

8.9

Mark Bright Delectable Pro

Partner/Wine Director Saison Restaurant

Drinking a classic, softer than I remember

Drinking a classic, softer than I remember

9.0

Max Reichwage Delectable Pro

Herbal roller coaster, thyme, cranberry, pomegranate, so much life left, fresh, a truly great experience

Herbal roller coaster, thyme, cranberry, pomegranate, so much life left, fresh, a truly great experience

9.3

Marty Winters Delectable Pro

Wow. A mind bending experience.

Wow. A mind bending experience.

9.7

Location

  • 1003 4th Avenue East
    Olympia, WA 98506

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