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    Sale 12269

    Fine Wines and Spirits: Featuring the Exceptional Collection of Jay Stein

    21 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 475

    Pétrus 1953

    1 bottle per lot

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    It is hard to imagine a world without Pétrus, for in the sphere of wine, Pétrus circles and radiates its influence like a celestial body. Yet 30 years ago it was virtually unknown- a small farm of 11.4 hectares nested on a plateau in the highest part of eastern Pomerol. The vineyard is almost entirely made up on clay, perfect for the dark berries of Merlot that flourish there. The vines are famously old and are not replanted until after they reach their 70th year. The wines are hand harvested in the afternoon, fermented in cement and aged in 100% new oak. It is bottled unfiltered after two years in barrel.
    Pétrus 1953
    Pomerol, cru exceptionnel
    Level: bottom neck; lightly oxidized capsule, remains of heavily torn and bin soiled label
    1 bottle per lot

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