Vintage 1961

Tasting notes

"Tasted for the first time in 1971. Elegant and refined. A really lovely bouquet, smooth, well-balanced, with hints of the "fishiness" of pinot noir and the smokiness of chardonnay . After a few moments in the glass, it becomes even smoother, with a hint of barley sugar. Discreetly mellow for Dom Perignon, with perfect body, flavour and length. I gave it a very high score, the highest I've ever given a champagne." Michael Broadbent, "Le Livre des Millesimes, Les Grands Vins de France", 2nd edition, 1993

The 1961 Harvest

Harvesting began on 20 September and continued under excellent conditions, with the crop displaying a good state of health.

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