The last good year of the 1960s was 1967, which turned out to be the exclusive pride of Sauternes. Although the Sauternes could still mature for another few decades, the wine is already extremely delicious right now. Many consider the Château d’Yquem to be one of the vineyard’s finest wines of all time. The only reds from this vintage worth mentioning are the Pétrus and La-Mission-Haut-Brion.
The period 1940-1970 can be considered a golden era for Bordeaux, and the wines produced during this time are especially drinkable right now. Every decade has its top years, often several at a time. Once tasting these top mature wines it is quite easy to lose your heart to Bordeaux. After the experience, it is well nigh impossible to ever derive any pleasure from a young Bordeaux again. On the other hand, upon seeing the rapidly rising prices of recent vintages, you’ll pay far more for them than you would for any of the mature wines on the market.