Red

1961 Château Mouton-Baronne-Philippe

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • iainlo@gmail.com Likes this wine: 90 points

    October 28, 2021 - Drank at friends 60th birthday. Level was into shoulder and cork dropped into bottle as i was screwing in the Durant. So i was expecting the worst. poured immediately and colour was light with amber rim, as expected for a sixty year old. The nose was delightful, still discernible fruits. On the palate, it was light to medium bodied, very smooth with good balance and complexity. But clearly on a very graceful decline. Enjoyable but this wine is past its prime and needs drinking up

  • Cailles wrote: 92 points

    October 17, 2021 - 30x 1955 & 1961 (mostly Bdx): Tasted single blind. This was a very pleasant, fully mature wine with a nice fruit core and good balance as the highlight. It has certainly not the precision or complexity to play in the league of the very best wines in the vintage.

    TN: Not very expressive nose full of minerality and some fruit. With time some unpleasant more oxidative notes. Better on the palate the wine is super fresh and elegant with fine, molten tannins, a good acidity which is probably a bit too pronounced towards the finish and a fine creamy texture. Not overly complex but with fine, ripe fruit, minerality, herbs, leather and a touch of coffee. Ok precision and good balance.

    Decanting: Not decanted. Doesn‘t need any decanting.

  • sirpat00 wrote: 93 points

    September 20, 2021 - Grand 1961 vs 1955 vintage tasting (Fribourg): Big 1961 vs 1955 tastings including 10 direct match-ups and 11 individual wines from 1961. The tasting was conducted in flights of 4, single-blind and with no previous decant with all bottles opened 1h prior to start. The line-up was dominated by Bordeaux reds, but also included 5 Sauternes, 1 Champagne, 3 Burgundy reds and 1 Ribera del Duero. The following observations are worth mentioning: i) 1961 generally came across as a better vintage today than 1955, ii) the performance correlated with the 1855 classification, iii) The most outstanding wines were outside of the Bordeaux reds with Veuve Clicquot Rosé '61, Vega Sicilia Unico '61 (both 97) and La Tour Blanche '61 (96) worth mentioning, iv) Top-performing Bordeaux was Margaux (95) in 1961 and Mouton in 1955. List of wines included in the tasting story.

    Tasting note:
    Fine and elegant showing espresso, a bouquet of red, blue and dark berries as well as smoke. Soft palate with a velvety texture, but maybe no longer the firmest structure. Probably best to drink up at this stage to capture some of the beauty before it's faded away.

  • ireneng5 Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 22, 2019 - A little thin as one would expect from a wine this age but surprising good nose. Lovely lovely wine. So smooth and ripe with great fruit flavours.

  • RockinCabs wrote: flawed

    May 10, 2018 - Sadly this bottle was maderized. Also an Acker bottle.

    Still a hint of a good wine underneath, but pruney and not drinkable. Too bad as I have greatly enjoyed this in the past.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1961
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Mouton-Baronne-Philippe
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac

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  • In Cellars 165 (90%)
  • Consumed 19 (10%)

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