View full screen - View 1 of Lot 231. Petrus 1995 (12 BT).
231

Petrus 1995 (12 BT)

Estimate:

24,000 - 35,000 USD

Petrus 1995 (12 BT)

Petrus 1995 (12 BT)

Estimate:

24,000 - 35,000 USD

Lot sold:

43,750

USD

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Petrus 1995

Pomerol

Levels bn or into neck, 2 slightly scuffed labels, 2 slightly nicked labels, 1 slightly torn label

This was the driest year since 1945, except for 1961. We used to say it was a bit 'reined in', a touch 'Protestant' even, but now it is much more 'Catholic' and uninhibited! Intense, warm leaves nose, the 'maquis', or scented, wild undergrowth, in full bloom. Immensely tempting. Great red fruit taste, brimming over with health and vivacity. Lovely silky finish. A superb mouthful and signature Petrus, hardly surprising in an excellent year for Merlot. Serena Sutcliffe, MW

WA 96 [TASTER:SERENA]This was the driest year since 1945, except for 1961. Weused to say it was a bit 'reined in', a touch 'Protestant' even, but nowit is much more 'Catholic' and uninhibited! Intense, warm leaves nose,the 'maquis', or scented, wild undergrowth, in full bloom. Immenselytempting. Great red fruit taste, brimming over with health andvivacity. Lovely silky finish. A superb mouthful and signature Petrus,hardly surprising in an excellent year for Merlot. Serena Sutcliffe, MW

WA 96[TASTER:PARKER]...Unquestionably one of the vintage's superstars, the1995 Petrus is taking on a personality similar to the extraordinarilybackward, muscular 1975... the wine exhibits an opaque ruby/purplecolor, followed by a knock-out nose of pain grille, jammy black fruits,and roasted coffee. On the palate, it possesses teeth-staining extractlevels, massive body, and rich, sweet black fruits buttressed bypowerful, noticeable tannin. A formidably endowed wine with layers ofextract, this is a huge, tannic, monstrous-sized Petrus... WA 96 - 02/98


12 bts (owc)