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The May 2017 Distinguished Cellar Auction, Part IV

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Auction Ends: 5/25/2017 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #77. Petrus 2000

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 100 RP.
"A prodigious Petrus, this wine has that extra level of intensity and complexity that is monumental. The magic is clearly Petrus, and the 2000 will always be an interesting vintage to compare to another legend in the making, the 1998, or more recently, of course, the 2005, 2008, and 2009. Extremely full-bodied, with great fruit purity, an unmistakable note of underbrush, black truffle, intense black cherries, licorice, and mulberry, the wine seems to show no evidence of oak whatsoever. It has a sumptuous, unctuous texture, plenty of tannin, but also vibrancy and brightness. This is a remarkable wine that seems slightly more structured and massive than the 1998, which comes across as slightly more seamless, as if it were haute couture. This wine needs at least another 5-10 years of cellaring and should age for 50+ years." Wine Advocate #189, Jun 2010
Provenance: The Sardegna Cellar
Notes: Very lightly wine stained label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $3,750


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