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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 106

    Petrus 1947

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    Petrus 1947
    Pomerol, cru exceptionnel
    Slightly corroded and discoloured embossed Château capsule. Bin-soiled and slightly damaged label. Level mid/upper-shoulder
    Tasting note: Unsurprisingly magnificent. Not tasted until it had nearly and effortlessly reached its quarter century. It was fabulous: deep, rich, rounded, more than faultless, and impregnable. I had to wait 15 years to have the chance to taste it again, blind. I thought it must have been a ’45, ’47 or ’49, plumping for the latter. I was wrong, but not all that far out. Opaque, rich, ripe, sweet, full, chunky. Last tasted June 2004. At best ***** M.B.

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