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The October 2018 Internet-Only Auction Part 3

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Auction Ends: 10/18/2018 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #433. Petrus 1989

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Region: France, Bordeaux, Pomerol.
Score: 100 RP.
"This wine is more tightly knit, more tannic, but every bit the blockbuster concentrated effort that its younger sibling, the 1990, is. It seems to need more coaxing from the glass, but the color is virtually identical, a dense ruby/purple with no lightening at the edge. In the mouth the wine cuts a broad swath, with spectacular intensity, richness, massive concentration, and high levels of tannin, yet the wine is fabulously well-delineated and like its sibling, the 1990, has a finish that goes on for nearly a minute. It does not seem to be quite as evolved as the 1990, and my instincts suggest there is a bit more tannin, but both are as prodigious as Petrus can be." Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition, Jan 2003
Notes: Base neck or better, very lightly wrinkled and very lightly stained label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $2,500


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