1961 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli, Barolo, Riserva

Colour: Red
Vintage: 1961
Region: Piedmont, Barolo
95 JS
93 AG
92 DR
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1961 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli, Barolo, Riserva

JS
£150 Loose bottle(s) available

1961 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli, Barolo, Riserva

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Region: Piedmont
95 JS
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1961 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli, Barolo, Riserva

JS
£150 Loose bottle(s) available

1961 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli, Barolo, Riserva

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Piedmont
95 JS
BTL
0
0
0
1
£150
1
 
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
YOU BUY
Bottle (75cl)
CONDITION
Repack
STATUS
Duty Paid
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
In Stock
You buy
£150.00
1 Bottle(s) Available

Tasting Notes and Scores

95 JS

An ethereal red with amazingly complex and subtle aromas of dried rose petals, red cherries and star anise. Cedar too. It's delicate yet dense and changes every minute in the glasses.

James Suckling

93 AG

1961 Borgogno Barolo Classico Riserva—Medium ruby, with some bricking on the rim, but otherwise showing very little signs of its age. The aromatic nose displays menthol, anise, and delicate, sweet flavors of dried cherries, finishing with tremendous freshness and a seamless, long and fresh finish. Tasted blind, I would have never guessed this was a 40+ year old wine. 93 points/drink now-?, 12/04

Antonio Galloni

92 DR

The 1961 and 1937 are the only wines in this vertical made during Cesare Borgogno's reign, with this 1961 being the oldest vintage in Borgogno's library release stocks. An abundant year, it has some similarities with 2004 - a late spring preceded a dry, warm summer with harvest well into October. The colour is surprisingly deep with a less overt garnet hue, yet moss, sous bois, beef stock and vegetal notes are appropriate for its age. The palate is very umami in character, with iron and tobacco offsetting pressed rose. Granular tannins continue to bolster and preserve this wine. Drinking Window 2018 - 2022
Tasted by Michaela Morris (at Giacomo Borgogno e Figli, Barolo, 04 Jul 2018)
Part of Mature Barolo from the cellar for Christmas

Jane Anson

92 RP

Wine Advocate February, 2010

The 1961 Barolo Riserva, a library release directly from the Borgogno cellars, offers up plenty of dried cherries, dried roses, licorice and tobacco, all framed by firm, dusty tannins. Despite its mid-weight body and age, the wine shows plenty of depth and fine overall balance. Borgogno offers an incredible range of older vintages. The estate decants these older bottles to remove sediment, tops them off with wine from the same vintage and re-corks the wines prior to selling them. In the past, I haven’t been a huge fan of the library releases because a number of bottles have come across as over-manipulated and exceedingly fresh to the point of delivering little of the mature-Barolo experience readers expect from a 50-year old wine. Not here, though, the 1961 Riserva is simply beautiful from start to finish. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.

Wine Advocate

91 NM

Very good colour for such an old Barolo. A very attractive nose, quite warm and inviting, with macerated black and green olives, a touch of leather, wet sand and damson. The palate is medium-bodied, fresh, well balanced with good acidity, very natural with a lovely supple finish with vestiges of summer fruit and raisin. Superb.

Neal Martin

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