​1961 – the greatest Bordeaux vintage ever?


Jan-Erik Paulson of Rare-Wine.com in Waldkirchen, southern Germany, has been dealing in rare wine, particularly mature bordeaux, for over 30 years. During that time he has organised and participated in many a rare wine tasting. Below he describes a particularly notable recent one.  

The Saturday before last I was a guest at one of the greatest wine dinners I have had the pleasure to enjoy over the last 35 years or so. I have for a long time voiced the opinion that 1961 is the most outstanding vintage ever for the wines of Bordeaux and am now absolutely convinced...