I was given a bottle of 1961 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, it looked “kosher” however after cutting the capsule and checking the cork, it had no branding. (suspicious)
I checked the cork’s topside, and it had plenty of mud, it was a very wet cork and had been drinking.
After opening it, the wine seemed cooked, the fruit had passed its time, and in fact it was undrinkable. It smelled off and was not in any condition to drink or sip – sadly.