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    Sale 1416

    Finest and Rarest Wines Chartreuse and Madeira Including an Exceptional Private Collection

    11 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 239

    Petrus 1982

    10 bottles per lot

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    Petrus 1982
    Pomerol, cru exceptionnel
    Slightly corroded capsules, one cut by Christie's staff to reveal branded cork. Bin-soiled slightly damaged labels. Levels into neck
    Tasting note: Picked in one day by a large team at the end of a very hot harvest. My highest marks in the early to mid-1990s: rich, velvety, fleshy, ‘a velvet-lined mouthfiller’. Fully evolved but with all the components to warrant a long life. Most recently, still deep and richly coloured; bouquet harmonious and complacent; full, rich, certainly impressive but if one is to be overcritical, a bit obvious and lacking the zest and drama of the top Médocs. But this will not deter the world’s richest. Last tasted Oct 2000 ***** MB.
    10 bottles per lot


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