Feature Auction: Finest and Rarest Wines from an Important Wiltshire Cellar Feature Auction: April 2016 sale
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Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1947 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Very Top Shoulder (VTS)Question Mark Grape variety:


Sold in superb cellar condition for its age, with the label, level and capsule all intact and with signs commensurate with excellent cellar storage only; these very rare and esteemed bottles has been very well looked after for the 60 years of their life.

I purchased these bottles a couple of years ago from a dealer in Belgium who was charged with emptying and selling off a very old French cellar for the dependents of an old woman who recently died. Her husband died some years before and it was he who built up the collection of Petrus, Latour a Pomerol, Cheval Blanc, Lafleur and d'Yquem, all from vintages from 1918 to 1961. The dependents, who have no interest in the collection, requested that it be sold off in its entirety. The entire collection resided in a cellar in perfect conditions throughout its life and was never moved. I have been told it is almost certain that these bottles laid untouched and unmoved since release. Please see the pictures for evidence of condition of them.

1947 was an exceptional year for Pomerol and Bordeaux in general. Tasting notes for the 1947 Petrus as follows:


100 points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
January 1998
The 1947 Petrus is the most decadent "wine of the century." While not as port-like as the 1947 Cheval Blanc, it is a massive, unctuously-textured, viscous wine with amazing power, richness, and sweet fruit. The nose explodes from the glass, offering jammy fruit, smoke, and buttery caramel scents. The wine's viscosity is reminiscent of 10-W-40 motor oil. It is so sweet, thick, and rich one suspects a spoon could stand upright. The wine is loaded with dream-like quantities of fruit, as well as high alcohol, but there is no noticeable tannin. While drinkable now, given its amazing fruit extract, and high levels of glycerin and alcohol, it is capable of lasting two more decades. Tasted 11 Times With Consistent Notes.


Issue: Feb 15, 1991
Score: 97
A rich, massive wine, with opulent aromas and flavors of bitter chocolate, vanilla and earth, an extremely silky mouthfeel and an underlying ripeness of fruit that spellbinds.--Pétrus vertical. Drink


Community Tasting Notes (average 99 pts. and median of 99 pts. in 2 notes)

Vintage Tastings, Assorted Notes from THE CELLAR (10/11/2006)
(Petrus) was superlative, a ‘classic.’ The wine was beautiful with incredible breed and aromas of mocha, plum, cassis and bread crusts. The mouth feel was superrich and velvety, and the flavors were full of sugarplums, vanilla, olives and earth. It was Pomerol bliss, and the length and balance were near-perfect 99+ points

The suggested dealer value of this wine appears to fluctuate wildly - almost certainly due to bottling and condition. Prices suggest somewhere between £2,000 - £6,500 ex VAT. I have set a reserve for this bottle that I believe is extremely fair, given the rarity, condition and prestige of this wine.

Any bottle will be sent very securely packaged and fully insured on receipt of cleared funds. Alternatively, collection in person would also be welcome. As would any inspection prior to bidding. I would be happy to send any pictures directly via email - in case any prospective buyer wished to see the bottles in greater clarity.

Please note: if paying via Paypal, 3.5% will be added to the final invoice total to cover Paypal's modest charges.

Please ask me any questions you have. Please feel free to read my feedback on here as testament to my integrity and reliability as a seller on Bid for Wine. Please also see my other bottles for sale, including Petrus from 1945, 1950 & 1961.

Shipping details

Payment methods: PayPal, cheque, bank transfer, Please note; if paying via Paypal and please notify me first so I can add 3.5% to the final total to cover Paypal's modest charges.
Returns policy: Not specified
The wine can be collected: From postcode EC2A, LONDON, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Postage will either be Royal Mail or courier - destination and cost pending. Collection in person can also be arranged - from either London (City) or Colchester.
Shipping paid by: buyer
Cost of delivery: UK - £15 for one bottle. £30 for more. Overseas - please ask. Postage within UK will be by way of Royal Mail Special Delivery - which is both next day (usually) and fully insured. Most couriers do not insure glass containers.
Delivers to UK and Singapore
Other countries delivered to: Bottles can be posted overseas if required, but please email me before bidding to ask for cost.
Insurance options: Postal insurance is included for UK delivered bottles. Overseas - please ask.

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