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1961 Château Pichon Lalande

  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 56249-1961-750

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  • Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 95

    In 1978, I had the 1961 Pichon Lalande from a magnum in which it was quite unready, but since then I have had the wine several times from a regular bottle (most recently at the chateau in March 1988) where it was equally impressive, and approaching its apogee. The wine is dark, almost opaque in color, with a huge, ripe, plummy bouquet and savory scents of cedar, toffee, and chocolate. The 1961 Pichon Lalande is rich, full bodied, viscous, and deep on the palate with a luscious, silky finish. Stylistically, it is reminiscent of the 1982 and 1989. This wine will continue to drink well for another decade. Last tasted, 3/88.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Outstanding, but not as stunning as some think. Slightly dry on the finish. Dark-ruby in color, with a garnet edge. Full- to medium-bodied, with silky tannins and flavors of mushroom, plum and cedar.--Pichon-Lalande vertical.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 98

    This was outstanding. Robe was deep ruby; lovely nose after being decanted; lots of red fruits on the palate with a superb finish. Luckily, I have another bottle!
    Author: TAs Super Cellar
Chateau Pichon Lalande, known as one of the greatest Bordeaux vineyards, has been maintained by the same family for more than 250 years. Located in Pauillac, it was deemed a Second Growth wine estate during Bordeaux Classification of 1855. Its location between the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean is ideal for growing grapes. These two masses of water help keep the air moving, which reduces the chance of rainfall, while the particular microclimate surrounding the Chateau is relatively dry, allowing the grapes to fully ripen on the vine. The climate, concentration of the grapes, and the blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot result in wines with exceptional structure and, therefore, great aging potential. Pichon Lalande's second wine is the Reserve de la Comtesse and its third wine is Les Gartieux.

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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 31 bottles owned
  • 14 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 98
    (Out of 14 collectors)