85 Points - The Wine Advocate: "One would naturally expect the 1961 Talbot to completely overwhelm the 1962. When tasted side by side, the wines are more similar than not, a trait that is abnormal given the different styles of these two vintages. The 1961, like the 1962, is a bit austere and lean, has medium to full body, a rather stern, unyielding texture, and good, rather than excellent, concentration. The wine lacks the color and richness of the best 1961s, but is still a good wine. In the context of the vintage, the 1961 Talbot must be viewed as a disappointment. -Robert Parker, Jr."