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The May 2022 Auction: Part 3

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Auction Ends: 5/19/2022 6:00:00 PM PDT
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Lot #517. Peter Michael Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille 2012

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 99 RP.
"The 2012 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille reveals notes of citrus blossom, Mandarin oranges, tangerine oil, white peach, pineapple and a wet rock-like minerality. This full-bodied, opulent, exotic, stunningly classic Chardonnay should drink well for a decade or more . . . . If one considers the total production of all the Peter Michael cuvées (which must be approaching 30,000 cases) and the diversity of their wines, including six cuvées of Chardonnay, four of Pinot Noir, three Bordeaux blends, and lastly Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, Peter Michael Winery may be the best-run winery of its size for world-class quality. There has been a succession of brilliant minds and craftspeople who have gone through these doors, from the early days with Helen Turley and Mark Aubert, to Luc Morlet and now his brother, Nicolas Morlet. Having followed these wines for nearly two decades, they seem to go from strength to strength, and the 2012s and 2013s may be the finest group of wines Peter Michael has ever produced. This is indeed high praise! By the way, kudos to Sir Peter Michael for making the cover of The Wine Spectator, a long overdue recognition of his accomplishments." Wine Advocate #216, Dec 2014
Provenance: The Dentelles Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $150

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