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Lot 14: Château Pétrus--Vintage 1982

Est: $35,000 USD - $50,000 USDSold:
Christie'sNovember 02, 2006New York, NY, US

Item Overview

Description

Pomerol, cru exceptionnel
Levels: bottom neck or better; lightly corroded capsules, one lightly stained label
In original wooden case
"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 color 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)
6 magnums per lot

Auction Details

Fine and Rare Wines

by
Christie's
November 02, 2006, 12:00 AM EST

20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, 10020, US