90-94 / 100
90-94 / 100
Label Slightly damaged
Level Top shoulder
Level Top-shoulder ( - )
The harvest was drastically reduced due to a severe spring frost and an exceptional coulure. Subsequently, the exceptional summer conditions allowed the harvest to reach a truly extraordinary maturity and concentration.
This vintage presents quite extraordinary qualities, which are not found before 1982.
In addition, 1961 benefited from the first achievements of what has been called “modern oenology”, under the impetus of Professor Jean Ribereau-Gayon and Doctor Emile Peynaud.
Château Margaux 1961 is a sumptuous, tender, harmonious, rich and full of freshness wine. It reveals a unique bouquet, with a smell of undergrowth so characteristic of the great wines of this age, which are superimposed with indescribable fruity and floral fragrances. Sure, you can drink it, but it's built for eternity.
Sainte Croix du Mont
(04-1996) Mature. smooth and finely textured, showing a beautiful bottle bouquet, ample fruity, meaty flavors and firm but integrated tannins. Elegant compared to some of the vintage's blockbusters, and a joy to drink.