1960 Bordeaux Wine Vintage Report and Guide

1960 Bordeaux Wine Vintage Summary with harvest information, vintage characteristics, buying tips and links. If you are seeking more in-depth information on anything and everything related to the Bordeaux wine region please see the: All About Bordeaux Wine Guide.

1960 Bordeaux wine was said to be a nice, early drinking, light, vintage in its day. The vintage was destroyed by non stop rain during August and September. The cold summer months did not help the quality either. 1960 Bordeaux wine is the product of an early harvest. All the chateaux were picking by September 15. Being stuck in the middle between two of the greatest vintages from the 20th century, (1959 and 1961) insured there would never be any interest in the 1960 Bordeaux vintage. I’ve heard that dry, white Bordeaux wine and the sweet, wine from Sauternes and Barsac were much better than the reds, but I’ve never seen a bottle of any 1960 Bordeaux wine. 1960 is probably better remembered for the birth of Beatlemania! Following their first stint in Hamburg, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best, along with Stuart Stucliffe came back to Liverpool and were unlike any other group at the time. Their first show was at Litherland Town Hall where they completely rocked the crowd with their new abilities as a band. From that point forward, there was no looking back, which is a lot more than I can say about 1960 Bordeaux wine.

To read about other Bordeaux vintages from 1945 to today: Bordeaux Year to Year Detailed Vintage Reports & Guide 1945 to Today