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2787B
Lot:
259
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$5,843$4,750

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2787B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 03, 2015 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Petrus 1970
Pomerol
u: three very top shoulder, one top shoulder, one high shoulder, lightly corroded capsules, one nicked capsule, bin soiled labels, three unattached labels
"This dark garnet-colored wine shows considerable amber at the edge. I have always had a tendency to taste this side by side with the 1971, and it has been fascinating how the 1971 was fully mature at a much younger age yet continued to hold onto life without losing any of its seductive fruit and intensity. The 1970 started off life more tannic, backward, massive, but needing considerable time, and it has now hit full stride. It is a profound Petrus, and certainly one of the great Petrus' of the last half century. The wine has a huge nose of cedar, caramel, vanilla, tobacco, fruitcake, and licorice-infused black cherry jam. It is unctuously textured and very full-bodied, with extraordinary sweetness and glycerin, and a layered, viscous finish. This wine should continue to drink well for at least another 20 years." R. Parker, 99 pts. 01/03

Provenence: The Doctor's Collection
5 bottles
Estimate $6,500-8,000


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