A '61 Chateau Latour... (30.11)
Wags: Tonight's the night of your baptism at the church of Barclays. Lawrence Boyd has invited you to his box. Washed in the blood of the lamb, baby.
Bobby: How'd it go down?
Wags: Uh, maitre d' at a place I go had $1,000 on him to tell me when Boyd came in. Sent over a '61 Chateau Latour and picked up his dinner, courtesy of Bobby Axelrod.
Bobby: Well played.
Wags: I have my moments.
Château Latour is one of the greatest French wine estates, rated as a First Growth under the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. The 1961 is a legendary vintage. Drinking it in the late 1980s, Hugh Johnson noted: ‘Its bouquet was room-stopping; its flavours awe-inspiring.’ Read all about it here.