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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 128

    Petrus 1949

    3 bottles per lot

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    Petrus 1949
    Pomerol, cru exceptionnel
    Corroded embossed Château capsules, one damaged. Two label styles: one with vintage printed in red, two with vintage printed in black and '1er des grands crus' printed beneath. One bin-soiled and damaged label, one very bin-soiled, fragile and damaged, partially reattached fragile and one with remains only. Levels: one base of neck, one upper-shoulder and one mid/low-shoulder
    Tasting note: While variable, the 1949 has always been a huge, thick, chewy, immense wine without the unctuosity and port-like quality of the 1947 or 1950. The first time I tasted it a decade ago it seemed to be chunky and one-dimensional, but enormously rich. Since then the wine has begun to display the huge, exotic, fleshiness of Petrus, as well as marvelously pure, plum, black-cherry, mocha, and coffee-flavoured fruit. It is developing well and remains remarkably youthful for a 45-year old wine. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 95 (Oct 1994).
    3 bottles per lot

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