The Cat’s Whiskers: Bordeaux 1961 (Oct 2019)

The 1961 Léoville-Barton is a wine that I have tasted three times previously. Deep in colour with slight turbidity, it has a wonderful bouquet with raspberry coulis, brown spices, quite old school in style with ash-like and Earl Grey aromas developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied with dusky black fruit, very marine-like in style with rustic tannin. There is very good vigour considering its age with powerful tobacco notes towards the finish. I just love the way the character of Saint-Julien streams through from this 1961. Superb. Tasted at the 1961 dinner Chairman Miaow’s in Hong Kong.