The Petrus Parcel + Finest Wines
Online Auction: 11–25 June 2021 • 10:00 AM EDT • New York

Vine | The Petrus Parcel + Finest Wines 11–25 June 2021 • 10:00 AM EDT • New York

S otheby’s Wine NY is delighted to continue its spring sale season with Vine | The Petrus Parcel + Finest Wines. Leading the sale is a compelling offering focusing exclusively on Petrus, in a variety of desirable formats, from the landmark 1982 vintage. Further consignments feature a roll call of winemaking greats from Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne.

Navigating the Sale

Lots 1 - 21: The Petrus Parcel

Lots 22 - 25: Lafite & Mouton 1982 in OWC

Lots 26 - 59: Fine Bordeaux & Champagne from a West Coast Collection

Lots 60 - 147: Superlative Bordeaux and Burgundy from a New England Cellar

Lots 148 - 168: Top-Class Burgundy: DRC, Leroy, Rousseau, J.F. Mugnier

Lots 169 - 171: Dom Perignon & Cristal

The Petrus Parcel

Sotheby’s is delighted to lead this sale with an exceptional parcel of the great 1982 Petrus in a variety of coveted formats,ranging from bottle to imperial. The wines, part of a much larger collection of a longtime friend of Sotheby’s, were recently removed from impeccably maintained, private, purpose-built storage for this sale.

A Jewel-Like Collection of 1982 Petrus

By Serena Sutcliffe, MW

One of the greatest wines produced by the brilliant duo, Christian Moueix and Jean-Claude Berrouet, both of whom preferred elegance to extraction, true masters of balance in a wine. They coaxed freshness from the Merlot in this hot year and delivered a wine that is astonishing in its excitement and complexity. I have found prunes, spices, sweet aniseed and liquorice in the bouquet, a multi-dimensional, exotic meatiness on the palate and mocha intensity on the finish. This is the nec plus ultra of Pomerol’s fabulous plateau, a wine so individual that it imposes itself on the memory with its physical presence.

“Petrus 1982 leaves an indelible impression in one’s wine tasting life.”
Serena Sutcliffe, MW

Now, it is clearly even more remarkable in large format, with each upgrade in size of bottle giving extra youth, vigour and ‘éclat’.
– Serena Sutcliffe, MW

Superlative Bordeaux and Burgundy from a New England Cellar

Property recently removed from a temperature-controlled, residential cellar for this sale.
DRC, Leroy, Rousseau, & Mugnier from the Delightful 2002 Vintage Lots 148 - 168

Property recently removed from temperature-controlled, private storage for this sale.

2002 Burgundy

A delightful vintage for hedonists, full of charm, finesse and offering sheer pleasure. Very nice sugar levels ensured drinkability and the balance was always there, together with medium body and poise. Their scent and silkiness are very alluring and the wines should be poured with great confidence at every level – seize the moment and revel in them.

– Serena Sutcliffe, MW

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