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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 653

    Petrus 1992

    6 bottles per lot

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    Petrus 1992
    Pomerol, cru exceptionnel
    Six bottles in a twelve-bottle original wooden case. Levels: base of neck or better
    Tasting note: The 1992 Petrus is clearly one of the two candidates for the "wine of the vintage." The normal production of 4,500 cases was severely reduced to only 2,600 cases, resulting in an atypically concentrated, powerful, rich wine with a dark, saturated ruby/purple colour, a tight but promising nose of sweet black-cherry fruit, vanillin, caramel, and herb-tinged mocha notes. Concentrated and powerful, with superb density of fruit and richness, as well as wonderful sweetness to its tannin, this is a brilliant effort for the vintage. The wine requires 3-5 years of cellaring and should keep for 15-20+. Interestingly, the Petrus vineyard, along with that of its sibling, Trotanoy, was covered with black plastic in early September, 1992 to trap most of the rain rather than allowing it to saturate the vineyard's soil and dilute the grapes. It was a strategy that obviously paid off. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 96, Dec 1994
    6 bottles per lot

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