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    Chateau Petrus 1961
    Pomerol
    1ts, 1bsl, 1 Reserve Nicolas, 1 Selection Nicolas, excellent color and condition
    Magnum (3)
    "Wonderfully vibrant deep crimson with brick rim. Rich, bloody, gorgeous very beautifully balanced. Sweet, thick, dusty, a great great wine even if it's quite old. Long and rich. Chewy. Still quite lively; almost porty but lovely balance. Violets and unspittable. Sweet and almost caricature Pétrus. Maybe just too syrupy for perfection - or am I being just too purist about this?" (19pts JR, Oct 2005)

    "An estate only needs to produce a handful of wines such as the 1961 Petrus to garner an international following. Not surprisingly, the 1961 Petrus was pure perfection. This fully mature wine possesses a port-like richness (reminiscent of the 1947 Petrus and 1947 Cheval Blanc). The color revealed considerable amber and garnet, but the wine is crammed with viscous, thick, over-ripe black-cherry, mocha-tinged fruit flavors. Extremely full-bodied, with huge amounts of glycerin and alcohol, this unctuously-textured, thick wine makes for an awesome mouthful. Imagine a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup laced with layers of coffee and cherry, and encased in a shell of Valrhona chocolate!" (100 pts. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #103, Feb. 1996)


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    May, 2011
    6th Friday
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