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    Chateau Palmer 1961
    Margaux
    Mahler Besse stock, outstanding color and condition
    Bottle (6)
    "Still very deep ruby/crimson. Wonderfully heady and opulent on the nose. Bordeaux as La T√Ęche? Just so much voluptuousness on the nose. A really excellent bottle to judge from the nose. And so complete and well mannered on the palate. Maybe the acidity is starting to intrude just a little but I have had far more tired bottles. Really fresh aromas and flavours that have 1961's concentration yet have Margaux's lift too. Wonderful wine." (19pts JR, Feb 2011)

    "The 1961 Palmer has long been considered to be a legend from this vintage, and its reputation is well-deserved. The wine is at its apogee, with an extraordinary, sweet, complex nose with aromas of flowers, cassis, toast, and minerals. It is intensely concentrated, offering a cascade of lavishly ripe, full-bodied, opulent fruit, soft tannins, and a voluptuous finish. This is a decadent Palmer, unparalleled since in quality with the exception of 1983 and 1989." (99 pts. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #95, Oct. 1994)

    "The bouquet is difficult to capture in words. Heavenly, ethereal, moving and profound - they are all applicable here. It is still a wine in its prime, with dark berry fruit, hints of graphite and mineral, a touch of wilted violet petals. Its ineffable purity knocks you sideways. The palate is defined by its filigree framework of tannin - precise and lace-like, lending it the texture of a mature Richebourg. Yet it is unmistakably Margaux because there is stunning structure on the finish, astounding precision and a never-ending aftertaste that is borderline supernatural. This bottle reminds me of the first time I tasted the 1961 Palmer several years ago when I gave a perfect score without hesitation. This is exactly the same: a perfect wine and a bona fide legend." (100 pts. Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, May 2016)


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