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NEW COLLECTION Lots 540-549: Petrus, Screaming Eagle, Krug and other vinous delights

Petrus 1970 (1 MAG)

Auction Closed

July 22, 03:17 PM GMT


5,500 - 7,000 GBP

Lot Details


Petrus 1970


u. vts, label soiled and damaged, capsule showing slight signs of erosion

In 2014, the huge, spicy nose is as great as ever. Incredible to remember that this had only a 12-day maceration, short for Petrus. Rich and opulently-textured on the palate. Defies its age. Meaty, sweet and gummy. One half of that legendary pair of Petrus, 1970 and 1971. I wish we met more often. Serena Sutcliffe, MW

WA 99

1 mag (cn)


Petrus, Screaming Eagle, Krug and other vinous delights, purchased from Sotheby’s and other reputable UK auction houses and stored in a custom-built temperature-controlled cellar ever since.


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