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ZAR 85 350
Lot 83
  • Pétrus; Pomerol; 1989; 1 (1 x 1); 750ml

Lot Estimate
ZAR 65 000 - 70 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 85 350
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Pomerol, 1989
1 (1 x 1) 750ml
Pétrus is one of the world`s rarest and most expensive wines. Virtually unheard of 30 years ago, it was only when the Moueix family bought a half share in the property in 1962 that its true potential began to be fully realised. Petrus lies on unique Pomerol terroir and it produces a rich, full wine with a velvety texture and a bouquet of cassis, violet and truffle. 

Critics Ratings

'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. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040' - ­Tasted 2003 - Robert Parker 100/100

Provenance

Private Client - This bottle has been stored in a famous estate's cellar since release in the early 1990s. It is in pristine condition.


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