1959 Bordeaux Wine Buying Guide Tips on Best Value Wines
This Bordeaux wine value buying guide page is a list of the top 1959 Bordeaux wines in the market for the money today. These are the best Bordeaux wines from the vintage combining quality, character and price from every major Bordeaux appellation.
1959 Bordeaux could be compared with 1982 Bordeaux, for their decadent, ripe, opulent qualities. The vintage was considered to be drinkable on release by consumers in the early 1960’s. Critics at the time stated the wines would not last. The style was forward and up-front.
Today, writers would have compared it to California. With 5 decades of aging, we know this is not true. The vintage continues offering thrilling tasting experiences. The only problem is, because the wines were delicious when released, not much remains.
1961, due to its concentrated, tannic style, was laid down in cellars as collectors knew those wines required patience. That’s why 1961 is easier to find, while 1959 Bordeaux remains elusive.
To many seasoned Bordeaux wine collectors, 1959 Bordeaux remains the holy grail. The wines at 50 years of age can still offer stunning tasting experiences. Some like Chateau Latour, Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Haut Brion and Chateau La Mission Haut Brion have decades of room for further evolution for patient or very wealthy consumers.
There are several choices in today’s marketplace of sublime 1959 Bordeaux wines available that while they are expensive, they won’t break the bank for people wanting to experience great mature Bordeaux wines.
To read detailed information on the 1959 Bordeaux harvest and wines: 1959 Bordeaux Wine Bordeaux Wine For tips on other Bordeaux value wines and vintages: Bordeaux Wine Buying Guide Find the Best Bordeaux for the money to buy today (Vintages 1959 to today)
The following list of Bordeaux wines represent the wines offering a high ratio of price and quality for the vintage:
Domaine de Chevalier
Grand Puy LacosteGruaud Larose
Malescot St. Exupery