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The February 2021 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 2/25/2021 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #50. Petrus 1966

Description: Consists of 1 Magnum, 1.5L
Region: France, Bordeaux, Pomerol.
Score: 96 NM.
"The 1966 Petrus is often overshadowed by the 1961 and 1964, however, it remains a great vintage that has held up well. It has a much more reserved earthier bouquet than those aforementioned vintages, more black than red fruit infused with clove, autumn leaves and mahogany bureau. It is beautifully defined and noble, offering ash-like/fireside hearth scents with aeration. The palate is extremely well balanced with fine tannin that are slightly drier and more rigid than the 1964. That said, this bottle demonstrates more flesh than the previous one a couple of years back, a gentle sprinkling of white pepper towards the statesmanlike finish. This benefits from time in the glass, stretching its arms to reveal a deeper, slightly gripper Petrus than initially observed. Outstanding. Tasted at the Petrus dinner at Hide restaurant in London." Vinous, Jul 2020
Notes: Upper mid shoulder, lightly corroded, lightly scuffed capsule, nicked, wine stained, lightly faded, scuffed, lightly bin soiled, lightly damp stained label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $3,750

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