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Petrus 1982

1 Jeroboam (5 Litre) bottle per lot
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AN EXCELLENT RANGE OF CLARET, INCLUDING A RARE 5 LITRE BOTTLE OF PETRUS 1982
Petrus 1982
Pomerol, cru exceptionnel
In original wooden case. Worn capsule. Badly bin-soiled label. Level: into-neck
Tasting note: From barrel, this remains one of the greatest wines I have ever tasted. Whether fining and filtration pulled more out of it than was intended, only the proprietor knows. However, the 1982 Petrus turned in a strong performance in Philadelphia in contrast to other tastings when it has been less than spectacular. The colour reveals some amber at the edge. A sweet nose of caramel, roasted herbs, cherry jam, cedar, and smoke is followed by a thick, full-bodied, unctuously-textured, low acid Petrus that is approaching full maturity. This was a dazzling showing for this 1982, which has performed irregularly since birth. Although abundant tannin remains, the wine is sweet, smoky, and ideal for drinking now and over the next 20-25 years. A bottle drunk in France in March, 2000, was equally sublime. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 129 (June 2000)
1 Jeroboam (5 Litre) bottle per lot
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