John Gilman 94 pts !
The 1961 Château l’Arrosée is a beautifully pure, velvety and complex example of the vintage and one of the great sleepers to be found from ’61. The gorgeous nose soars from the glass in an à point constellation of red and black cherries, menthol, charred wood, a marvelously complex base of soil, curry, coffee, cigar ash and touch of mocha and a topnote of fresh herbs. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and supremely elegant, with an outstanding core of fruit, melting tannins and great length and grip on the focused and perfectly balanced finish. This is not quite as complex on the palate as it is on that magical nose, but it is a beautiful example of the 1961 vintage with years and years of life still ahead of it. The single finest vintage of Château l’Arrosée I have ever had the pleasure to taste. (Drink between 2014-2040)